Electoral Department puts voters on notice of general elections

With elections due to be held within the next year, the local Electoral Department today sought to put eligible voters on notice for the much-anticipated poll.

In a statement issued via the Barbados Government Information Service, the Department announced that it would be implementing a new system of registration, with effect from Wednesday.

It explained that persons who were registering for the first time, making a change to their registration or seeking to replace their national identification cards must produce their original documents in support of their names, dates and places of birth.

For non-nationals who cannot produce a birth certificate, a valid passport will be permitted for new registrations only, the Electoral Department said.

However non-nationals are also required to produce original documents, including the status letter issued by the Chief Immigration Officer in support of their immigration status.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is yet to reveal a date for the poll, which pundits widely expect will go down to the constitutional wire, even though the Opposition Barbados Labour Party has been adamant that Barbadians simply cannot wait to see the back of the ruling Democratic Labour Party.

They have therefore been pressuring Stuart not to wait until the end of the first quarter of 2018.

20 Responses to Electoral Department puts voters on notice of general elections

  1. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis March 28, 2017 at 12:40 am

    October before or week of blp general conference he calling general elections cause bees will be distracted

    • Lilian Lloyd
      Lilian Lloyd March 28, 2017 at 12:50 am


      • Miche March 28, 2017 at 2:35 pm

        Ready to remain in opposition,
        and wunnuh even got fuh wuck fuh dat,wid de udduh parties in dey

  2. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd March 28, 2017 at 12:59 am


  3. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt March 28, 2017 at 3:26 am

    I do not care. None are no good. B L P are the same or worse.

  4. L.Allan Wilkie
    L.Allan Wilkie March 28, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Trying to frustrate first time voters.

  5. Lionel Gittens
    Lionel Gittens March 28, 2017 at 5:27 am

    I voting for God. Tired of these people just want power . And after elections dog dead.

  6. Zabeeda Alli Abdool
    Zabeeda Alli Abdool March 28, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Vote Blp

  7. Carson C Cadogan March 28, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Vote DLP!!!

    When the time comes.

  8. Aneta March 28, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Stupse Carson. Lackie

  9. Helicopter(8P) March 28, 2017 at 9:35 am

    What would happen if an independent happen to be winner of a future general election? Would national respect of office and nation prosper? This thought came to me after some persons are disenchanted with both parties.

  10. jrsmith March 28, 2017 at 10:21 am

    @, L Gittens ,hail,hail, thats why we would be always in this bad situation…. you dont want change , thats why………

    • Jennifer March 28, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      jrsmith – Sweetie – the only thing changing around here is that good old 1p club $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  11. N Day March 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I agree with you L Gittens. Vote for God. Both BLP and DLP are the same. People have short memories. Our problems didn’t begin with the DLP, it’s just that they made them worse. I am not voting for none of them, anybody that think BLP better have their head buried in the sand.

  12. The Rock March 28, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    So when we dont vote for either BLP or DLP and vote for God.. explain how this gonna work again?! Cause i real confused…

  13. Jennifer March 28, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    The Majority of these politicians are on lock down and programmed to perform in certain ways only. They have become like an exposed piece of pipe laden with rusts. They need a lot of CRC, WD 40 and old oil to remove the rust and keep them lubricated. Its time for the frying pan – fire game yet again.

  14. NOLAN HALL March 28, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    This headline is very misleading. I would like the writer of this article to explain how the ECB announcing that its about to implement the long muted Barbados Identification Card is an attempt to put voters on notice.

  15. Colin March 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    So the existing card cannot be used by Nationals as identification. We can’t simply use our passport that requires ID and birth certificate to be issued. Are we next going to be told we need new cards to vote?

  16. NOLAN HALL March 28, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Colin the article is misleading. just look at it this way. you had an old driver’s licence and you transition to a new one. This is what is about to happen with your Barbados Identification card. This has nothing to do with elections. You can use your existing ID until you decide to get the new one.

  17. Frank Gilkes March 29, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    I wish those persons coming here and saying to vote for God know how stupid they are. We talking about a general election in this country and them bringing in God. Persons like these should sit at home and wait upon God, they shouldn’t work or eat for that matter, let God take care of them. I am here to tell you please vote but vote for the government of your choice, I will do my campaign for my party elsewhere but for now I am just imploring you to go out there and vote when the time comes. Leave God for church.


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