Parliamentary Registration Department Notices for Advanced & Overseas Polls

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Commonwealth of The Bahamas 

Ministry of National Security

Parliamentary Registration Department  

PUBLIC NOTICE  

GENERAL ELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, 10th MAY, 2017  

APPOINTED DAY FOR THE ADVANCED POLL -WEDNESDAY, 3rd MAY, 2017

The Parliamentary Commissioner hereby informs the general public that the Governor-General in accordance with section 54(1) of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 7) has appointed Wednesday, 3rd day of May, 2017 as the day for the taking of the Advanced Poll.  

Signed:  Sherlyn W. Hall

Parliamentary Commissioner

Date: 18th April, 2017  

Commonwealth of The Bahamas 

Ministry of National Security

Parliamentary Registration Department 

PUBLIC NOTICE 

GENERAL ELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, 10th MAY, 2017 

OVERSEAS VOTERS – FORM J 

In accordance with section 49A of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 7), a person who is a registered voter may, subject to his enrollment as an overseas voter, vote as an Overseas Voter if he is:

  • a student, or the spouse accompanying such student, pursuing a bona fide programme of study outside of The Bahamas;
  • a member of staff of any embassy, high commission or other foreign mission of The Bahamas who is posted overseas, or the spouse or any immediate member of the family  living within the household of that member of staff;
  • a public officer, or a member of staff of the Ministry of Tourism or any delegation of The Bahamas who is on official duty overseas or the spouse of such person or any immediate  member of the family living within the household of that member of staff; or
  • a member of staff of the Bahamas Maritime Authority or any other agency of the Government of The Bahamas, or the spouse of such person or any immediate member of  the family living within the household of that member of staff.

A person described above who wishes to vote overseas shall submit his application for enrolment as an overseas voter in person at any embassy, high commission or foreign mission; or apply in writing by way of facsimile (242-322-1637), electronic mail (sherlynhall@bahamas.gov.bs or geoffreymcphee@bahamas.gov.bs) or by any other authorised delivery service to the Parliamentary Commissioner for enrolment as an overseas voter in Form J, no later than Friday, 21st April, 2017, to vote at the Advanced Poll on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017. 

Signed:  Sherlyn W. Hall Parliamentary Commissioner  Date: 18th April, 2017  

Commonwealth of The Bahamas 

Ministry of National Security

Parliamentary Registration Department 

PUBLIC NOTICE 

GENERAL ELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, 10th MAY, 2017 

SPECIAL VOTERS – FORM K

In accordance with section 49C of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 7), a person who is a registered voter, may subject to application, vote as a Special Voter where:

  • the person is or is likely to be, on the day appointed for the taking of the poll, a patient in the hospital, nursing home, home for the aged or other institution for the treatment of any chronic illness or disability, except a person suffering from any mental disorder, psychopathic disorder or any subnormality of the mind, as defined by the Mental Health Act (Ch. 230), and such person is likely to be prevented by such illness, infirmity or disability from traveling to the polling place;
  • the person is by reason of illness, infirmity, pregnancy or recent childbirth unable to vote in the constituency in which he or she is registered on the day appointed for the taking of the poll;
  • the person, not being a person who qualifies to enroll as an overseas voter under section

49A, expects to be overseas on the day appointed for the taking of the poll;

  • the person is a candidate or the spouse of a candidate contesting the respective election;
  • the person is an election day worker, an election official or an employee of the Department of the Parliamentary Commissioner.

A person who, meeting the criteria above, wishes to vote as a special voter shall apply in writing in Form K to the Parliamentary Commissioner for a special voter certificate, no later than Saturday, 29th April, 2017 to vote at the Advanced Poll on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017. 

Signed:  Sherlyn W. Hall Parliamentary Commissioner Date:  18th April, 2017 

Commonwealth of The Bahamas 

Ministry of National Security Parliamentary Registration Department 

1. London, England, UK            The Bahamas High Commission, 10 Chesterfield
Street, London, England, W1J 5JL, Telephone:
 

 

011-442-07-408-4488
2. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada The Bahamas High Commission, Metropolitan Life
Centre, 50 O’Conner Suite 1313, Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada K1P 6L2, Telephone: (613) 232-1724
3. Washington,  DC, USA The Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts
Avenue, North West Washington, DC, 20008, USA
 

 

Telephone: (202) 319-2660
4. New York, NY, USA The  Bahamas Consulate, Bahamas House, 231 East
46th    Street,      New York,     NY    10017,    USA,
 

 

Telephone: (212) 421-6420
5. Atlanta, Georgia, USA The       Bahamas       Consulate,       Park       Central
Building, 2970 Clairmont Road, NE Suites 690,
Atlanta, Georgia, 30329, USA, Telephone: (404)
214-0492                      

PUBLIC NOTICE 

GENERAL ELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, 10th MAY, 2017 

OVERSEAS POLLING PLACES FOR THE ADVANCED POLL ON WEDNESDAY, 3rd  MAY, 2017 

The Parliamentary Commissioner hereby informs the general public that, pursuant to section 49B of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 7), the places listed below have been established as polling places outside of The Bahamas to facilitate polling by voters enrolled as overseas voters for the day appointed for the Advanced Poll on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017, between the hours of  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time).

OVERSEAS POLLING PLACES FOR THE ADVANCED POLL ….p.2 contd./

  1. Miami, Florida, USA             The Bahamas Consulate, Ingraham Building, Suite

818, 25 South East Second Avenue, Miami, Florida,

33131, Telephone: (305) 373-6295

  1. Houston, Texas, USA             Crown Plaza Hotel, Gulf Coast Room, 8686 Kirby

Drive, Houston, Texas, 77054

Honorary Consul’s Telephone: (713) 480-9226 

  1. Havana, Cuba                             Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,

3006 5th Avenue 3/30 y 32, Miramar, Playa,

Havana, Republic of Cuba, Telephone: 011-537-206-9918

  1. Beijing, China                            Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,   4th Floor, Tayuan Diplomatic Office Building

14    Liangmahe  Nan  Lu,  Chaoyang  District,

Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 100600,

Telephone: 011-86-106532-2922

  1. Pétion-Ville, Haiti                  Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,

12 Rue Goulard, Place Boyer, Pétion-Ville, Haiti,

Telephone: 011-509-257-8782

  1. James, Barbados                     University of The West Indies, Arts Lecture

Theatre, Cavehill Campus, Cavehill, Barbados

Honorary Consul’s Telephone: (246) 429-8285 

  1. Kingston, Jamaica                    University of The West Indies, Mona Campus,

Kingston, Jamaica

Honorary Consul’s Telephone: (876) 997-0249

  1. Port of Spain, Trinidad and     Computer Loft, Eric Williams Sciences Complex,

            Tobago                                           Trinidad and Tobago

Honorary Consul’s Telephone: (868) 680-3039 

All overseas voters who have completed and submitted the prescribed Form J to the Parliamentary Commissioner on or before Friday, 21st day of April, 2017 are entitled to vote in the Advanced Poll on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017.

Signed:  Sherlyn W. Hall

Parliamentary Commissioner

Date: 18th April, 2017 

Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Ministry of National Security

Parliamentary Registration Department  

PUBLIC NOTICE  

GENERAL ELECTIONS – WEDNESDAY, 10th MAY, 2017  

POLLING PLACES FOR THE ADVANCED POLL ON WEDNESDAY, 3rd MAY, 2017  

The Parliamentary Commissioner hereby informs the general public that the places listed below have been established as polling places for the day appointed for the Advanced Poll on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017, between the hours of  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

New Providence             Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Mychal Thompson

Boulevard  (Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre)

Kendal G. L. Isaacs National Gymnasium, Mychal Thompson  Boulevard (Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre)              

Freeport, Grand Bahama       The Police Training College, Pioneers Way (West)

All —

  • special voters, who, have in accordance with section 49C of the Parliamentary Elections

Act (Chapter 7), completed and submitted the prescribed Form K to the Parliamentary  Commissioner on or before Friday, 29th April, 2017 and who have been issued a special  voter’s certificate in Form L; and

  • police officers and members of the Defence Force who are, in accordance with section 54 of the said Act, likely to be assigned, sent or employed in the discharge of their duties  in some other polling division so as to prevent them from voting at the polling station  which they would otherwise be entitled by law to vote, are entitled to vote in the Advanced Poll on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017. 

Signed:  Sherlyn W. Hall Parliamentary Commissioner Date: 18th April, 2017



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