The Parliamentary Registrar Randy Scott is reminding the public that the next General Election has been called for December 17th 2012.
And he encouraged all eligible voters to ensure that they are registered to vote. The seven day registration period ends on Friday November 16th at 5.00 p.m. Additionally, Mr. Scott said that advanced polls for travellers will take place on December 11th, 12th and for Institutional polls on December 13th.
Mr. Scott said, “If you have changed your name or address since 2011, and you have not registered your changes with us, you could lose your right to vote.
“Please check the current Parliamentary Register online to ensure that you and your family are correctly registered. To amend your registration, or to register for the first time, pick up a registration form the Parliamentary Registry Office in the Valerie T. Scott Building at 60 Reid Street, Hamilton, or from any Post Office or Police Station or you can register online at www.elections.gov.bm.”
Mr. Scott noted that in order to be eligible to register you must be 18 years or older, Bermudian by birth or status [or a non-Bermudian Commonwealth citizen who was registered to vote on May 1st, 1976].
He added, “Because of the new constituency changes which are now in force, I think that it is important that people understand that they take the necessary steps to ensure they are correctly registered in the correct constituency.
“We will be doing our part to make the public aware in terms of where their polling stations are and the correct way to mark a ballot as the new electoral changes are now in effect.
“They can also visit us online at www.elections.gov.bm to register and also find their correct constituency by using the Constituency Search on our website to see exactly where they are located, and to view your polling stations.”
Mr. Scott advised members of the public who are seeking further information to call the Parliamentary Registry Office at 293-8683.