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THE LEEWARD ISLANDS


GAZETTE.

(EXI RAORDINAR F)

SIubliset bp Authority.

VOL. LXXVIX. SATURDAY, 11TH AUGUST, 1951.


Notice.

The following Bill which will be introduced in the Legislative
Council of Antigua is published for general information.
"The Legislative Council (Registration of Voters), 1951."

G. A. ov'i
Clerk /f lrCouncil. \ ,


L t V 5ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Offie, Leeward Islands, by E. M. BLACKMAN,
Government Printer.-By Authority.
1951.


[Price 3 cents.]


No. 47.


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Xo. of 1951. Legislative Council (Registration ATIf,
of Voters).











ANTIGUA.

No. of 1951.
SAn Ordinance to provide for the registration of
persons entitled to vote at the elections of
members of the Legislative Council of the
Presidency and for other purposes in connec-
tion therewith.
WHEREAS provision is made by the Antigua Preamble
SConstitution Ordinance, 1936, as amended, 20/196,
Sfor the constitution of a Legislative Council for
the Presidency, the qualification and election of
certain members of such Council and the registra-
tion of voters:
AND WHEREAS it is proposed to make
other provision for the constitution of a Legislative
Council for the Presidency and for the election of
members of such Council:
AND WHEREAS it is expedient for the
avoidance of delay that the Legislature of the
Presidency should make provision for the registra-
tion of persons entitled to vote at the election of
members of the Legislative Council in manner
hereindfter appearing:
BE IT THEREFORE ORDAINED by the
Governor and Legislative Council of Antigua as
follows:-
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the short title.
Legislative Council (Registration of Voters) Ordi-
nance, 1f51.

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ANTrOVA. 2 Legislative Com,cilU (Registration No. of 1951.
of Voters),
Interpreta- 2. (1) In this Ordinance, unless the context
tin. otherwise requires-
"Administrator" means the person for the
time being holding the office of Adminis-
trator of the Presidency and includes
every person for the time being acting as
such in his stead;
"Council means the Legislative Council of
the Presidency;
election" means an election of members to
the Council;
"Governor" means the Governor and Com-
mander-in-Chief for the time being of the
Leeward Islands and includes every
person for the time being administering
the Government of the Leeward Islands
and, to the extent to which a Deputy for
the Governor is authorised to act, that
Deputy;
proclamation means a written or printed
notice under the hand of the Governor or
the Administrator, as the case may be,
published by his order in the Presidency;
"Revising Officer" means the person appointed
by the Administrator for the purpose of
revising and settling the list of voters for
one or more registration units under this
Ordinance;
"voter" means any person who votes or is
entitled to vote at an election.

(2) References in this Ordinance to His
Majesty's dominions shall have effect as if they
included references to all British protectorates and
British protected states and to all territories admin-
istered by the Government of any part of His
Majesty's dominions under the trusteeship system
of the United Nations.

(3) This Ordinance shall be construed-
(a) as if subsection (1) of section 1 of
12, 13 & 14 the India (Consequential Provision) Act,
ieo. 6o. 92. 1949, applied to it in the same way as that








N1o. of 1951. Legislative Council (Registration. 3 ANTlaVA.
of Voters).
subsection applies to laws in force on the date
mentioned in that subsection; and
(6) as if subsection (2) of section 3 of
the British Nationality Act, 1948 (as inter- 11 & 12 Geo. 6
preted by subsection (1) of section 3 of the c. 6.
Ireland Act, 1949) and subsection (2) of sec- 12 & 13 Geo. 6
tion 3 of the Ireland Act, 1949, applied to it c. 41.
as those subsections apply to laws in force at
the dates of the commencement of those Acts
respectively.

3. (1) Every person who- Qualification
of voters.
(a) has attained the age of twenty-one
years; and

(b) is not a lunatic so found under any
law in force in the Presidency; and

(c) is a British subject; and
(d) has resided in the Presidency for
twelve months immediately preceding the date
of registration or is domiciled in the Presi-
dency and is resident therein at the date of
such registration; and
(e) is not disqualified from being regis-
tered as a voter by any law in force in the
Presidency relating to offences connected with
elections,
shall be entitled to be registered as a voter and
when registered, to vote at an election.

(2) No person shall be registered as a voter
or be entitled to vote at an election who has been
sentenced by any court in His Majesty's dominions
or in any territory under His Majesty's protection
to death, or penal servitude, or imprisonment for
a term exceeding twelve months, and has not
either suffered the punishment to which he was
sentenced or such other punishment as by com-
petent authority may have been substituted for the
same or received a free pardon from His Majesty.








AiBtri. 4 Legislative Council (Registration No. of 1951.
of Voters).
Registration 4. (1) For the purpose of the registration
units. of persons entitled to be registered as voters under
this Ordinance, the electoral district of the Presi-
dency shall be divided into the registration units as
defined in the First Schedule to this Ordinance.
(2) The Register of Voters shall be framed
in separate parts for each registration unit.
Appointment 5. (1) The Administrator shall appoint
of egistering a fit and proper person to be the Registering Officer
for each registration unit.

(2) The Administrator may appoint an assist-
ant or assistants to each such Registering Officer in
the performance of his duties under this Ordinance.
(3) Subject to the authority, directions and
control of the Registering Officer; an assistant shall
have all the powers and may perform any of the
duties of the registering officer under this Ordi-
nance except the examination of claims.
(4) There shall be paid to eacl Registering
Officer and Revising Officer and the other officers
and persons to be appointed under this Ordinance
such remuneration for their services as the Govern-
or in Council may direct.
Notice to per- 6. Subject as hereinafter provided, the
sons entitled Administri tor shall, within seven days from the date
to vote.
on which lhis Ordinance comes into operation, and
before the first day of July triennially thereafter,
Form No. 1. publish a notice, in the form set out as.Form No. 1
in the Second Schedule to this Ordinance, requir-
ing within twenty-one days after the first publica-
tion of the said notice in the Gazette every person
who may be entitled to vote at the election of a
member of the Council to deliver to the Registering
Officer of the registration unit in which such person
resides, notice of his claim to be registered as a
voter.
Notice of 7. (1) Within the time prescribed in section
claim to vote. 6 of this Ordinance every person who desires, and
is entitled, to he registered as a voter shall deliver
or cause to be delivered to the Registering Officer
of the registration unit in which he resides a notice








No. of 1951. Legislative Council (Registration 5 ANTIOUA.
of Voters).
of his claim to be registered as a voter in the form
set out as Form No. 2 in the Second Schedule to Form No. 2.
this Ordinance, and shall produce such evidence
as may be necessary to establish his claim to be so
registered:

Provided that no person whose name is upon
the Register of Voters shall be required thereafter
to make any such claim as aforesaid so long as he
is entitled to be registered as a voter.

(2) Every claimant to be registered as a
voter shall, if he is able so to do, with his own
hand subscribe his name and the date of such sub-
scription to the notice of his claim to be registered
as a voter.
(3) If any such claimant is unable by reason
of illiteracy, blindness or any other physical cause
to perform the subscription mentioned in subsection
(2) of this section, such subscription shall be per-
formed on his behalf by the Registering Officer,
who shall witness the same by subscribing his own
signature to the notice of claim of such claimant.

8. Every Registering Officer shall examine Examination
the qualifications in respect of which a claim to be of claims by
registered as a voter is made and shall receive such eomcerin.
evidence as may be necessary to prove to his satis-
faction that the claimant possesses the qualifications
in respect of which he claims to be registered as a
voter.

9. In all cases where a Registering Officer is Registration
satisfied that the claimant possesses the necessary of claimant.
qualifications, he shall register the claimant in the
manner hereinafter provided, otherwise he shall
disallow such claim.
10. The Registering Officer shall in the Examination
month of August, 1954 and triennially thereafter of list of
ascertain whether any of the persons registered as
voters in the last list of voters made up as herein-
after provided are no longer entitled to be registered
as voters under the provisions of this Ordinance or
whether any of them are dead; and he shall on the
list of voters to be made up by him under the









ANTIQrA. 6 Legislative Council (Registration No. of 1951.
Sof Voters).
provisions of this Ordinance write the words
Objected to" against the name of every person
who he has cause to believe is no longer entitled to
be registered as a voter, and shall write the word
Dead against the name of every person who he
has cause to believe is dead.
List of voters. 11. The Registering Officer shall-
(a) for the purpose of the general election
to be held in the year 1951, within the space
of twenty-one days from the last day upon
which any notice of claim as provided in
section 7 of this Ordinance is allowed to be
made, and
(b) in the month of August triennially
thereafter,
make out an alphabetical list in the form set out as
Form No. 3. Form No. 3 in the Second Schedule to this Ordi-
nance, of all persons residing in the registration unit
for which he is appointed who by virtue of section 7
of this Ordinance, or who in his opinion, are entitled
to be registered as voters, and shall cause a copy of
such list dated and signed by him (hereinafter
referred to as the first list of voters) to-be published
in the Gazette and to be posted on the outer doors
of any Court House, Church, Chapel, school-house
or other building in such registration unit which in
his opinion will give publicity to such list.
Procedure as 12. (1) Every person whose name has been
o omissins omitted from or wrongly stated in the first list of
voters and who claims to have his name inserted
therein, shall within ten days after the first publica-
tion of such list, give notice in writing to the
Registering Officer of the registration unit in which
Form No. 4. he resides in the form set out as Form No. 4 in the
Second Schedule to this Ordinance.
(2) Every person whose name appears in such
list may object to any other person whose name also
appears therein as not being entitled to have his
name therein and shall within ten days after such
publication give notice in the form set out as Form
Forms No. 5 No. 5 (1) and Form No. 5 (2) in the Second
Sand o. Schedule to this Ordinance to the Registering Officer








No. of 1951. Legislative Council (Registration 7 ANTTGUA,
of' Voters).
and to the person objected to by delivering the
same to him personally or by leaving the same at
his usual place 6f abode.
(3) Immediately on the expiration of the said
ten days the Registering Officer shall prepare a list
of all such claims and objections and the names of
the persons who have made the same, and such list
shall be open to inspection of the public free of
charge during the hours of business in each day
for a period of ten days after the preparation of
such list, at the Magistrate's Courts and Police
Stations, if any, in the registration unit to which
such list applies and at the Court House in the
City of Saint John.


13. (1) An open Court shall be held in one
or more places as may be designated by the Ad-
ministrator for the purpose of revising the first list of
voters by and before a Revising Officer.
(2) The said Court shall be held on such day
as may be fixed by the Revising Officer, being
within four weeks after the publication of the list
prepared under sub-section (3). of section 12, of
persons claiming to be entitled to be registered as
voters or objected to as such, and six days notice in
the form set out as Form No. 6 in the Second
Schedule to this Ordinance of the holding of such
Court and of the place at which the same is to be
held shall be given in the Gazette, in one or more
of the newspapers published in the Presidency and
by posting such notices on the outer doors of the
Court House, Treasury, Magistrate's Courts and
Police Stations in the Presidency.
14. (1) Upon the production in Court by
the Registering Officer of the list of persons in his
registration unit claiming to be entitled to be regis-
tered as voters, or objected to as such, the Revising
Officer shall go through the same and shall insert in
the first list of voters the name of every person
who is proved to his satisfaction to be entitled to
have his name inserted therein, and shall strike out
of such list the name of every person who, upon the
application of the objector, is proved to the satisfac-
tion of the Revising Officer to be disentitled to have
his name retained in such list.


Court to revise
list of voters,








Form No. 6.







Procedure of
Court revising
list.








AsTO4.


8 Legislative Council (Registration No. of 195i,
of Voters).
(2) If the objector appears neither in person,
nor by counsel, nor by some voter duly authorized
by him in that behalf, the objection shall be over,
ruled, and the name of the person objected to shall
be retained in the list of voters.
(3) The Revising Officer shall have power to
adjourn the Court to such time and as often as may
be necessary and shall have the same powers for
the keeping of order in his Court, as are given to
a Magistrate under the Magistrate's Code of Proce-
dure Act.
(4) The Revising Officer shall in open Court
determine all claims or objections, and shall write
his initials against any name struck out of the list
of voters or inserted therein, and against any
mistake or omission corrected, and shall sign his
name to every page of the list, when the same is
finally settled.
(5) If the Revising Officer is of the opinion
that the claim or objection of any person is without
foundation or is frivolous, he may order such
person to pay the actual costs of the inquiry inclu-
ding the costs of witnesses, and such costs shall be
recoverable by an action before any Court of com-
petent jurisdiction.
(6) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the
Revising Officer may appeal to a Judge in accord-
ance with the provisions of the Magistrate's Code
of Procedure Act.

15. (1) The Revising Officer when he shall
have completed the revision of the list of voters
shall cause two copies of such list dated and signed
by him to be printed and separately bound and
shall certify such printed lists and forthwith trans-
mit to the Administrator such certified lists one of
which shall be designated by the Administrator as
the Register of Voters and shall remain in force until
the next list of voters has been revised and certified
in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance.
(2) If as the result of an appeal from a deci-
sion of the Revising Officer, the insertion of any
name in the Register of Voters or the deletion of


Cap. 61.


Cap. 61.
Revised list to
be certified and
deemed regis-
ter of voters.








No, of 1951. Legislative Council (Registration 9 AMsrI
of Voter^).
np name therefrom shall be necessary, such in-
sertion or deletion shall be made by the Registering
Officer who shall number any name inserted with
the same number as the preceding name followed
by a letter or letters.
16. All expenses properly incurred by, and Expenses of
all remuneration and travelling allowances payable registration,
to persons employed under this Ordinance shall be
defrayed out of the general revenue of the Presi-
dency.
17. (1) In reckoning time for the purposes Reokoning of
of this Ordinance, Sunday shall be included but Time,
Christmas Day, Good Friday and any bank holiday
shall be excluded.
(2) Where anything required by this Ordi-
nance to be done falls to be done on Sunday or on
any 'such excluded day, that thing may be done on
the next day, not being one of such excluded days.
18. Section 31, sections 33 to 39 (inclusive) Repeal.
and section 41 of the Antigua Constitution Ordi- 20/1936.
nance, 1936 are hereby repealed. 15/1948,

President.
Passed the Legislative Council this day
of 1951.

Clerk of the Council.













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oIA. 10 Legislative Council (Registration
of Voters).

FIRST SCHEDULE.


Registration Unit. Ext


Saint John's City (North)


Saint John's City (South)


Saint John's (Rural) West


No. of 1951.


;ent.


All that portion of the city of Saint
John bounded as follows:-

NORTH-by Dickensonbay Street;

SOUTH-by Long Street;

EAST-by East Street and Hynam's
Road;

WEST-by St. John's Harbour;
ahd including Rat Island and the
causeway.

All that portion of the City of Saint
John bounded as follows:-

NORTH-by Long Street;

EAST AND SOUTH EAST-by East
Street and Camacho's Avenue to
its junction with the Ottos Road
leading to All Saints;

WEST AND SOUTH WEST-in part
by Saint John's Harbour by a
line in extension of South Street
Westwards to the sea and in part
by the said Ottos Road from its
junction with Market Street and
South Street to its said junction
with Comacho's Avenue.

All that portion of the Parish of
Saint John bounded as follows:-

NORTH-by Saint John's Harbour
and the sea;
WEST-by the sea;
SOUTH-by the Parish boundary
with the Parish of Saint Mary;
NORTH EAST AND EAST-by a line
in extension of South Street west-
wards to the sea the Ottos Road
from its junction with Market
Street and South Street as far as
its junction (nearpo the junction


ANTI









No. of 1951. Legislative Council (Registration 11 AITrTGa.
of Voters).


Registration Unit.
St. John's (Rural) West (cont'd.)







Saint John's (Rural) South


Saint George and Saint
John's (Rural) North


Saint Mary
Saint Paul


Extent.


with Camacho's Avenue) with a
barricade road and thence South-
wards along this barricade road
to where it joins the Valley Road
from St. John's and thence South-
wards along the Valley Road to
where it meets the Parish bound-
ary near to Creekside.
All that portion of the Parish of
Saint John bounded as follows:-
NORTH-by the Parham Road from
its junction with East Street and
Hynam's Road in the City of
Saint John's to its junction with
the Parish boundary West of
Pigott's;
SOUTH-by the Parish boundary;
EAST-by the Parish boundary;
WEST-in part by the Parish
boundary and by the barricade
road and the Valley Road form-
ing the Eastern boundary of the
Saint John's (Rural) West Regis-
tration Unit:
Provided that the whole of the
Village of All Saints shall be in-
cluded in this Registration Unit.


The Parish of Saint George; and-
all that portion of the Parish of
Saint John bounded as follows:-
NORTH-by the sea;
EAST-by the Parish boundary
with the Parish of Saint George;
SOUTH-by the Parham Road form-
ing the Northern boundary of the
Saint John's Rural (South) Reg-
istration Unit;
WEST-in part by the sea and in
part by Hynam's Road in the City
of Saint John's.
The Parish of Saint Mary.
The Parish of Saint Paul, exclud-
ing the Village of All Saints.










ANTIauA. 12 Legislative Council (Registration No. of 1951.
of Voters).

Registration Unit. Extent.

Saint Philip and Saint Petr The Parish of Saint Philip; and the
Parish of Saint Peter, excluding
the Village of All Saints.

Barbuda The island of Barbuda.


SECOND SCHEDULE.
Form No. 1. SECTION 6.
NOTICE TO PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE.
All persons qualified as voters for the election of a member of the
SLegislative Council of Antigua residing in the registration unit of
who desire to have their names
inserted in the register of voters for the said registration unit are
hereby required to deliver, or cause to be delivered their claims in
writing for that purpose on or before the day of
to the registering officer of the registration unit at
Every claimant to be registered as a voter shall, if he is able so to
do, with his own hand subscribe his name and the date of such sub-
scription to the notice of his claim to be registered as a voter.

If any such claimant is unable by reason of illiteracy, blindness or
any other physical cause to perform the subscription mentioned in the
preceding paragraph, such subscription shall be performed on his behalf
by the registering officer, who shall witness the same by subscribing his
own signature to the notice of claim of such claimant.

Dated- this day of 19


Administrator.

Form No. 2. SECTION 7.
NOTICE OF CLAIM TO BE REGISTERED AS A VOTER.

TAKE NOTICE that I............. ............................................

of ............ ........ .....................................................
(place of residence).
l*.*.*.... **..*.. ..*.......** .** *** .....*...**. o.. *. t.6 ea t..*****ale 6 .i if64. ..6i
(occupation).
hereby claim to have my name inserted in the list of voters of the
registration unit of

In doing so I hereby declare that I-
(a) have attained the age of twenty-one years:
(b) am not a lunatic so found under any law in force in the
Presidency;










No of 1951. Legislative Council (Registration 13 ANTIGUA.
of Voters.

(c) am a British subject;
(d) (i) have resided in this Presidency for twelve months
immediately preceding this date; or
(ii) am domiciled in the Presidency and am resident
therein at this date;
(e) am not disqualified from being registered as a voter by
any law in force in the Presidency relating to offences connected
with elections.
And I further declare that-
S(i) I have not been sentenced by any Court in His Majesty's
Dominions or in any territory under His Majesty's pro-
tection to death, or penal servitude or imprisonment for
a term exceeding twelve months, without having suffered
the punishment to which I was sentenced or such other
punishment as by competent authority may have been
substituted for the same or without having received a free
pardon from His Majesty.
(ii) I have with my own hand subscribed my name and the
date to this claim and declaration; or I am incapacitated
by reason of illiteracy, blindness or..........................
.............................fron writing.
Dated this day of 19

(Signed)
In the presence of:-


FORM No. 3.
SECTION 11.
LIST OF VOTERS.
Registration unit of

Chistian names
No. and Surname Place of Abode. Occupation. Remarks.
of Voter.








FORM No. 4. SECTION 12 (1).
NOTICE OF CLAIM.
To the Registering Officer of the registration unit of

TAKE NOTICE that I..................................................

Of ...... ... ......... ......... l. ..................................
(Place of residence)









ANTIGUA. 14 Legislative Council (Registration No. of 1951.
of Voters).

(Occupation)
am qualified for inclusion in the list of voters for the registration unit
of and that my name, address and occupation
have been (omitted from) (wrongly stated in) such list and that
I hereby claim that such list be amended (by the insertion of my name,
and address and occupation therein (by the correction of the particulars
therein relating to my name, address and occupation).
Strike out bracketed words not applicable).

Dated this day of 19
(Signed)



FORM No. 5. SECTION 12 (2).
(1) NOTICE OF OBJECTION.

To the Registering Officer of the registration unit of

TAKE NOTICE that I..................................................
(Name of objector.

of ............. ...........................................................................
(Place of residence).

(Occupation).
am qualified for inclusion in the list of voters for the registration unit
of and am so included:

And that I object to the inclusion therein of
on the ground that such person is disquali-

fied for inclusion therein by reason of........................................


Dated this day of 19
(Signed)

(2) NOTICE TO PERSON OBJECTED TO.
To C.D. of
I,
of being a person
whose name is included in the list of voters for the registration unit
of hereby give you
notice that I object to your name being retained on the list of voters
for the registration unit abovementioned on the ground that.............

and that you will be required to prove your qualification at the time of
the revising of the said list.
Dated this day of 19
(Signed)









No. of 1951.


Legislative Council (Rcgistration
of Voters).
FORM No. 6.


15 ANrIonA,

SECTION 13.(2).


REVISION NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that the list of voters for the registration unit
of will be revised by me the undersigned on
the day of 19
at at o'clock.
Dated this day of 19

Revising Oficer.


OBJECTS AND REASONS.


The objects of this Bill are to provide for the registration
of persons entitled to vote at elections of the Legislative
Council of the Presidency on the basis of universal adult
suffrage.
2. This bill will be supplemented later by a bill dealing
with the new Constitution, and with the qualifications of candi-
dates for election to the Legislative Council, and regulating
the procedure for such elections.
C. A. KELSICK
Crown Attorney.

















ANTIGUA.
Printed at the Government Printing Office, Leeward Islands,
by E. M. BLACKMAN, Government Printer.-By Authority.
1951.


[Prie 45 ents.]


47/47-75-8.51.




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