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Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2020. 6:24 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: If you are thinking about voting in this year’s election but did not register to vote, forget about it, says the Election and Boundaries Department.

The writs of election were dropped today, Tuesday, for an election on the eleventh of November.

As Nomination Day is on October 21, only those persons registered on or before September 11 are eligible to vote. This is in accordance with Statutory Instrument 66 of 2004 which requires that only those persons who appear on the divisional register on Nomination Day are entitled to vote.

The Department adds that under the Representation of the People Registration Rules I takes about a month for the registration to be verified and any objections and appeals lodged and dealt with by the Revising Officer, typically a Magistrate. The registers are kept at the Department’s offices countrywide and can be viewed by anyone at any time.

Nominations will be taken as per usual at centers designated for the purpose on October 21 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Voting occurs on November 11 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. with counting starting two hours later.

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