Saturday, May 25, 2024

Elections and Boundaries Department

Cut–Off Date for Registration of Persons Who Wish to Vote in the Upcoming Municipal Elections 2024

The Elections and Boundaries Department hereby notifies the general public that in accordance with the Cities and Town Councils Acts, the date for the upcoming Municipal Elections is Wednesday, 6th March 2024. In this regard, the cut-off date for accepting applications for registration of persons who wish to vote in the 6th March 2024 Municipal Elections is at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 10th January 2024.

Local Government Resumes Municipal Boundaries Re-Delineation Exercise

Following Cabinet's decision in July 2021, the Department of Local Government resumed activities to complete the Municipal Boundaries Re-Delineation Exercise that began in 2012.

Re-Opening of Elections and Boundaries Registration Offices

The Elections and Boundaries Department informs the public that all Registration Offices countrywide will be open to the public effective Monday, May 4, 2020, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Elections and Boundaries Department classifies on Representation of the People Act

The Elections and Boundaries Department wishes to advise the general public that the Representation of the People Act clearly outlines the process and steps that are required to be taken prior to any individual becoming a registered elector. As such, the department operates strictly within the rule of law.

Restriction on Sale of Intoxicating Liquor on Election Day

The Elections and Boundaries Department hereby reminds the public and liquor license holders of Rule 12 of the Village Council (Elections) Regulations 2009 (Statutory Instrument No. 134 of 2009) which states that every person who is the holder of a liquor license granted under the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Act shall be prohibited from the sale of all forms of intoxicating liquor during the period from the opening of nominations right up to the announcing of the results.

New Voter’s ID ready for pick up on Ambergris Caye

The island branch began issuing IDs primarily for those who had re-registered in July 2018, but they hope to have the remaining IDs in the coming days.

Commencement of the Issuance of Voter ID Cards

The Elections and Boundaries Department hereby notifies electors that effective Friday, March 1st, 2019, the issuance of Voter ID cards will commence by phases at the Elections and Boundaries Registration Offices countrywide.

Final Update on the 2018 Re-registration of Electors Exercise

During the period a total of Six Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy-Six (6,376) applications were accepted, therefore the total number of applications received as at 30th September, 2018, is One Hundred and Thirty Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Two (130,792) or 63.78% of the registered electors, prior to the commencement of the Re-registration of Electors Exercise.