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EXTRAORDINARY


PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, 22NDMARCH, 1969


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EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE March 22. 1969


Extraordinary Gazette dated 22nd March, 1969.


REGISTERS OF ELECTORS (SPECIAL PROVISIONS)
ACT, 1969-9

Arrangement of Sections
Section
1. Short title
2. Interpretation
3. Application of this Act
4. Registers of electors
5. Form, contents, publication etc. of registers.
Schedule.
6. Effect of registers etc.

SCHEDULE




















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March 22 1969


BARBADOS












I assent,
A. WINSTON SCOTT,
Governor-General.
21st March, 1969.


1969-9


An Act to make special provision in respect of the
preparation and publication of registers. to be used
at elections held under the Representation of the.
People Act, .1957 to fill casual vacancies occurring
in the membership of the House of Assembly before
the dissolution of the Parliament now in being.
(22nd March, 1969.) Commencement.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's Most Excellent
Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the
Senate and House of Assembly of Barbados and by
the authority of the same as follows-
1. This Act may be cited as the Registers of Shorttitle.
Electors (Special Provisions) Act, 1969.


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Interpretation. 2. For the purposes of this Act the expression -
"Act of 1957" means the Representation of
1957-50. the People Act, 1957;
"Chief Registering Officer" means the Chief
Registering Officer appointed under the
Act of 1957;
"constituency" means a constituency
specified in section 3 of the Act of 1957;
"election to which this:Act applies" has the
meaning assigned thereto in section 3(2);
"House of Assembly election" means an
election of a member or members to serve
in the House of Assembly for a consti,tu-
ency;
"House of Assembly elector" means a person
entitled to vote as an elector at a House
of Assembly election.

Application of 3. (1) Wherea:casual vacancy occurs in the mem-
this Act. bership of the House of Assembly before the dis-
solution of the Parliament which is in being at the
commencement of this Act and -
(a) at the date on which the vacancy occurs
there is not in force under the Act
of 1957 a register of electors: for the
constituency in respect of which the
vacancy occurs; and
(b) a notice is given by the Minister in
the Official Gazette. that it appears
to him that no such register of electors
can be prepared and brought into force
under the Act of 1957 before the date
on or before which an election to fill
the vacancy is, under section 47(2) of
the Constitution, required to be held,


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then, from the date of the publication of such notice
in the Official Gazette, .this Act shall, notwithstand-
ing the provisions of the Act of 1957, apply in respect
of the preparation and publication of any register of
House of Assembly electors to be used at, or other-
wise in respect of, any election held to fill the
vacancy.
(2) Any election held to fill any such vacancy
as is mentioned in subsection (1) is in this Act
referred to as an election to which this Act .applies.
(3) This Act.shall apply to casual vacancies
which have occurred in the membership of the House
of Assembly before the commencement of this Act
in the same manner as it applies to vacancies oc-
curring after such commencement.
4,(1) The Chief Registering Officer shall pre- Register of
pare and publish in accordance with the provisions electors.
of this Act in respect of each constituency in which
there is to be held an election to which this Act ap-
plies, a register of House of Assembly electors en-
titled to vote at any such election.

(2) Every register of electors prepared in ac-
cordance with subsection (1) shall be published
not later than such day as the Minister may by order
appoint and when published shall from that day be
the register of electors for the constituency to which
it relates and shall be used at any election to which
this Act applies.

(3) For the purposes of determining the enti-
tlement of a person to vote at an election to which
this Act applies and of preparing a register of House
of Assembly electors in accordance with the provi-
sions of subsection (1) the qualifying date shall,


March '22,:1969


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subject to subsection (5),be such day as the Minister
may by-order appoint.

(4) A register of electors prepared pursuant
to subsection (1) in respect of a constituency shall
comprise -

(a) all persons who were registered in the
register last prepared for that con-
stituency under the Registers of Elec-
1966-26. tors (Special Provisions) Act, f966
other than such persons who, in the
opinion of the Chief Registering Officer,
appear since the preparation of that
register -

(i) to have died, or

(ii) to have departed Barbados and
on the qualifying date no longer
to be ordinarily resident in that
constituency, or
(iii) to have become resident in another
constituency; and
(b) such other persons who on the quali-
fying date are entitled to be registered
in a registration unit comprised in that
constituency.

(5) A person who has not attained the age of
eighteen years on the qualifying date shall, if he is
otherwise qualified to be registered on that date, be
entitled to be registered as an elector for a constitu-
ency in which there is to be held an election to which
this Act applies, if he will have attained the age of
eighteen years before the date fixed for the holding
of that election.


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REGISTERS OF ELECTORS (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, 1969-9



5.(1) The provisions contained in the Schedule
shall apply in respect of the form, contents and
publication of, and otherwise in respect of, the re-
gisters of electors prepared under this Act.
(2) The Minister may make regulations amending
the provisions contained in the said Schedule.
(3) Regulations made under subsection (2)
shall be subject to negative resolution.


Form, contents,
publication etc.
of registers.
Schedule.


6.(1) Subsection (1) of section 12 of the Act of Effect of
1957 shall apply in respect of the register of House registers etc.
of Assembly electors prepared in respect of a constitu-
ency pursuant to the provisions of subsection (1)
of section 4 as if it were the register prepared in
respect of such constituency .pursuant to the pro-
visions of the Act of 1957 and of any regulations
made thereunder.
(2) Subsection (2) of the said section 12 shall
apply in respect of a person registered as an elector
in the register of House of Assembly electors pre-
pared in respect of a constituency pursuant to the
provisions of subsection (1) of section 4 and sub-
section (3) of the said section 12 shall apply in
respect of any misnomer or inaccurate description
of any person or place named in any such register.


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REGISTERS OF ELECTORS (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, 1969-9



Read three times and passed the House of Assem-
bly this fourteenth day of March, one thousand nine
hundred and sixty-nine.


THEODORE BRANCKER
Speaker.

Read three times and passed the Senate this
twentieth day of March, 'one thousand nine hundred
and sixty-nine.


E. S. ROBINSON
President.


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REGISTERS OF ELECTORS (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, 1969-9



SCHEDULE
Section 5
1. For the purposes of this Schedule -

"address of the registering officer" means the address specified
in a notice to be published pursuant to the provisions of para-
graph 9 and the expression "his address" in relation to a
registering officer shall have a like meaning;

"qualifying address" in relation to any person means the address
to be entered pursuant to paragraph 7 in the register of elec-
tors or electors list opposite to the name of such person.


FORM AND CONTENTS OF THE REGISTER OF ELECTORS

2. The register of electors shall be framed in separate parts for
each registration unit.

3. There shall be a separate letter or letters in the register of elec-
tors for each polling district, and such letter or letters shall be deemed to
form part of an elector's number in the register of electors.

4. (1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) -

(a) the names in each registration unit shall be arranged in nu-
merical order;

(b) the names in the register of electors shall be numbered so far
as reasonably practicable consecutively with a separate series
of numbers for each polling district.

(2) The Minister may by order published in the Official Gazette vary
the provisions of sub-paragraph (1) in such manner as he deems expedient
for the purposes of ensuring that, so far as practicable, the date or dates
by which any step or steps are to be taken or any work is to be completed
pursuant to this Act are adhered to.


March 22. 1969


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SCHEDULE Continued

(3) The names, occupations and addresses of the persons to be
included in the register of electors prepared pursuant to this Act shall be
those of the persons contained in the electors list referred to in paragraph 6
as prepared and finally settled pursuant to this Schedule.


FORM AND CONTENTS OF THE ELECTORS LIST

5. The electors list shall be framed in separate parts for each regis-
tration unit.

6. For the purpose of preparing the register of electors pursuant to
this Act the electors list for a registration unit shall be the list of persons
who appear to the Chief Registering Officer to be qualified to be comprised
in the register of electors pursuant to subsections (4) and (5) of section 4
of this Act being so qualified in respect of qualifying addresses in the regis-
tration unit.



SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION RELATIVE TO THE FORM AND CONTENTS
OF THE REGISTER OF ELECTORS AND ELECTORS LIST

7. Opposite to each name in the register of electors or the electors
list shall be inserted the occupation (if any) of the person whose name
appears therein and the address at which that person was resident on the
qualifying date.



PUBLICATION OF ELECTORS LIST

8. (1) The Chief Registering Officer shall publish the electors list by -

(a) making a copy thereof available for inspection at the address
of the registering officer for the constituency to which it
relates;


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(b) publishing in at least one daily newspaper of the Island a
notice to be combined with the notices of claims and object-
ions referred to in paragraph 9 specifying the said places.

(3) The electors list shall be published on or before such date as
the Minister may by order appoint for the purpose and shall be kept published
till the publication of the register of electors.



CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS

9.(1) The Chief Registering Officer shall at the time of publishing
the electors list referred to in paragraph 6 publish a notice in the form
in the Annex to this Schedule or a form to the like effect.

(2) The said notice shall specify the manner in which and the date
by which claims and objections in respect of the electors list may be made
and must be received by the registering officer at the address of the regis-
tering officer and shall be published in at least one daily newspaper of the
Island and at the address of the registering officer.

(3) The date to be fixed as the last date for the receipt, of claims
and objections in respect of the electors list shall not be earlier than the
fourteenth day after the date of the publication of the electors list.

10. A claim or objection in respect of the electors list which is de-
livered to the registering officer at any time after the last date for the re-
ceipt of claims and objections shall be disregarded:

Provided that an objection to a claim shall not be disregarded if
it is delivered to the registering officer within three days after the claim
has been entered in the list of claims.

11.(1) A claim or objection shall be in writing, shall state the name,
occupation and address of the claimant, or as the case may be, the objec-


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SCHEDULE Continued

tor, and, in the case of an objection, of the person objected to, and shall
specify the claim or objection and give full particulars in support thereof.

(2) Claims and objections shall be made available for inspec-
tion at the address of the registering officer till completion of the determine.
tion of claims and objections pursuant to this Schedule.

12. (1) The registering officer shall keep separate lists of claims and
objections and shall, on receipt of a claim or objection, forthwith enter in
the appropriate list the name and qualifying address of the claimant or the
person in respect of whom the objection is made.

(2) If the registering officer is of opinion -

(a) that the particulars given in a claim or objection are in-
sufficient, he may ask for further information and take no
further action until such information is supplied and should
such further information not be received by the registering
officer by the last date for the receipt of claims and ob-
jections specified in the notice referred to in sub-paragraph
(2) of paragraph 9, no further action need be taken in respect
of it;

(b) that a claim may be allowed without its being referred to the
Chief Registering Officer, he may allow the claim provided
that no objection is made thereto, and shall so inform the
person making the claim;

(c) that the objector is not entitled to object, he may disallow
the objection and shall so inform the objector;

(d) that a claim or objection cannot be allowed because the
particulars given in the claim or objection do not entitle
the claimant or objector to succeed, he shall refer the
matter to the Chief Registering Officer and send a notice,


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SCHEDULE Continued

in the case of a claim, to the person making the claim, and
in the case of an objection, to the objector and the person
objected to, stating the time and place at which the Chief
Registering Officer proposes to hear the claim or objection;
and the notice sent to the person objected to shall also
state the name and address of the objector and the grounds
of the objection.

(3) The time fixed for the hearing of a claim or objection shall not
be earlier than the third day after the date of the notice referred to in sub-
paragraph (2)(d).

(4) The registering officer shall-make lists of claims and objec-
tions available for inspection at his address till completion of the hearing
of.claims and objections together with the time and place at'which the Chief
Registering Officer proposes to hear any claim or objection.

13.(1) On the hearing of a claim, the person making the claim and any
person who has duly made an objection and, on the hearing of an objection,
the objector and the person objected to and, on the hearing of either, any
other person who appears to the Chief Registering Officer to be interested
shall be entitled to appear and be heard.

(2) The right to appear and be heard includes the right to make
written representations.

(3) Any person entitled to appear and be heard may do so either
in person or by any other person duly authorised in writing in that behalf.

14. Any alteration to the electors list which is required -

(a) to carry out the registering officer's decision with respect
to any claim or objection;

(b) to carry out the Chief Registering Officer's 'decision with
respect to any claim or objection;


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SCHEDULE Continued

(c) to correct any clerical error;

(d) to correct any misnomer or inaccurate description of any
person, his occupation or address;

(e) to delete the name of any person who the Chief Registering
Officer is satisfied is dead,

shall be made by the Chief Registering Officer.

15.(1) Where it appears to the Chief Registering Officer that it is
necessary to make any alteration (other than an alteration under paragraph
14) to the electors list in order to ensure that no person shall be incorrectly
registered or improperly registered more than once in any local government
area or registered when not entitled, he shall send to the person affected
by the alteration a notice stating the proposed alteration and shall give him
an opportunity within three days from the date of such notice of selecting,
where entitled to do so, the qualifying address in respect of which he is
registered or of objecting to the alteration and, if necessary, of appearing
before him and being heard in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 13.

(2) After the said three days the Chief Registering Officer shall
make such alteration (if any) as seems to him to be necessary.



PUBLICATION AND SALE OF THE REGISTER OF ELECTORS

16.(1) The Chief Registering Officer shall publish the register of elec-
tors by making a copy available for inspection at his address and at the ad-
dress of the registering officer for the constituency to which it relates.

(2) The register of electors shall be kept published until it is re-
placed by a revised register or as the case may be by a new register.

17.(1) A copy of the register of electors shall on publication be fur-
nished by the Chief Registering Officer to the Secretary to the Cabinet and
the Public Librarian.


March .22,. 1969


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SCHEDULE Continued

(2) The Public Librarian shall make the copy delivered to him
available for inspection at the Public Library.

(3) An abstract of the contents of the register of electors shall be
furnished by the Chief Registering Officer to the Secretary to the Cbainet
at such times and in such form and giving such information as the Secretary
to the Cabinet may require.

18. The Chief Registering Officer shall supply to any person copies
of any part or parts of the register of electors so long as there are sufficient
copies available, allowing for the number which he considers may be required
for official purposes including the purposes of any election, on payment of
a fee of one dollar together with an additional six cents for each hundred
(or part of a hundred) names in such copy.

19. (1) Any notice which is required by this Schedule to be made to the
Chief Registering Officer or the registering officer shall be in writing and
sent by post or delivered to the Chief Registering Officer or, as the case
may be, to the registering officer or to his address.

(2) Where the Chief Registering Officer or the registering officer
is required by this Schedule to notify any person such notification shall
be in writing and may be sent by post to the address furnished by that person
for the purpose of such notification, or if there is no such address, to the
last known place of abode of that person.



SUPPLEMENTARY

20. Where a document is made available for inspection any person may
make a copy of, or take extracts from, such document.

21. Where the last day of time allowed by this Schedule for any matter
'falls on a Sunday, bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or


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SCHEDULE Continued

mourning that time shall be extended until the end of the next following day
which is not one of the days before mentioned.

22. No misnomer or inaccurate description of any person or place
in any register of electors, electors list, list of claims or objections, or in
any notice shall prejudice the operation of-that document with respect to
that person or place in any case where the description of that person or place
is such as to be commonly understood.

23. Any failure to publish a document in accordance with the pro-
visions of this Schedule shall not invalidate the document but the provisions
of this paragraph shall not relieve the Chief Registering Officer from any
penalty for such failure.










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REGISTERS OF ELECTORS (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, 1969-9



ANNEX

ELECTORS LIST
Paragraph 9(1)

C on stitu en cy o f ............................................. ................................................ ................

R registration U nits (a) ............................................ .....................................................................

A list of persons whose names are proposed for inclusion in the regis-
ter of electors for the above registration units is now available for inspec-
tion at the address of the registering officer as follows: ....... ......................



and at the follow ing places: ........................................... ...........................................


Any person who is qualified to be registered as a House of Assembly
elector pursuant to subsections (4) and (5) of section 4 of the Registers of
Electors (Special Provisions) Act, 1969, is advised to inspect the list to
make sure that his or her name is properly included.

A claim to be included or an objection to the inclusion of any person's
name must be made in writing and state the name, occupation and address
of the claimant or, as the case may be, the objector, and in the case of an
objection, of the person objected to. A claim or objection must also specify
the claim or objection, give full particulars in support thereof and reach the
registering officer at the address of the registering officer as stated above
not later than ........................... ... .......... ....................... .............. .........................................



Requests for alterations or the correction of any error should also be
addressed to the registering officer and reach him at the address of the regis-


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REGISTERS OF ELECTORS (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, 1969-9




ANNEX Continued

tearing officer as stated not later than ........................... ...................................

Lists of claims and objections will be available for inspection at the
address of the registering officer as stated above until completion of the
hearing of claims and objections.



Chief Registering Officer.


D ate ..................................................................


Where the registering officer acts for the whole of any constituency, it shall
be sufficient for the notice to refer to *All registration units"* without further speci-
fying them.


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