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20 of 1975. 20 of 1976 ..... each polling station in the electoral district, and where more than one such Poll ..... registration shall be deemed to be the preliminary list of electors ...... Commission according to a numerical series for Trinidad and. Tobago or ...... replacement identification card and shall cause the requisite entries.
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REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT CHAPTER 2:01

Act 41 of 1967 Amended by 20 of 1975 20 of 1976 28 of 1976 51/1980 8 of 1980 37 of 1980 38 of 1980 26 of 1986 25 of 1987 21 of 1990* 7 of 1992* 8 of 1992 51 of 2000 *See Note at page 2

Current Authorised Pages Pages (inclusive) 1–321

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Representation of the People Index of Subsidiary Legislation

Registration Rules (41 of 1967)…











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Prescribed Forms Rules (41 of 1967)

Election Proceedings Rules (LN 267/2001)

Comparative Table of Schedules Act No. 41 of 1967 First Schedule Second Schedule Third Schedule Fourth Schedule Fifth Schedule Sixth Schedule

Ch. 2:01 First Schedule Registration Rules Election Rules Second Schedule Prescribed Forms Rules Third Schedule Note on Omissions

Orders and Proclamations made under sections 29 and 30 of the Act have been omitted. References to these may be found in the Current Consolidated Index of Acts and Subsidiary Legislation.

Note on Act No. 21 of 1990 The Municipal Corporations Act (21 of 1990) repealed the County Councils Act (Ch. 25:04) and replaced the First Schedule (Registration Areas) to the Representation of the People Act. As a result all references in the Representation of the People Act to County Councils, etc., have been removed/replaced with nomenclature to bring the said Act in line with the Municipal Corporations Act.

Note on Act No. 7 of 1992 The Municipal Councils 1992 Elections (Special Provisions) Act, 1992 (Act No. 7 of 1992) which made special provisions regarding the boundaries of the electoral districts for the purpose of the Municipal Councils elections of 1992, etc., remained in force for one year after its commencement and has since expired

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REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS SECTION

1. Short title. 2. Interpretation. PART I

OFFICERS OF THE COMMISSION 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Chief Election Officer. Registration Officers, etc. Scrutineers. Returning Officers. Election Clerks. Presiding Officers and Poll Clerks. Commission to appoint Officers, Clerks, etc. Candidates and members not to be Election Officers. PART II

FRANCHISE AND REGISTRATION 11. Electors. 12. Qualifications for registration as Parliamentary, Municipal Council or Tobago House of Assembly electors. 13. Qualification for registration as Municipal Council electors. 14. Change of residence of elector and registration of minors as electors. 15. Disqualification of electors. 16. Registration of persons. 17. Registration areas and registration units. 18. Registers. 19. Registration to be in one unit. 20. Registration records. 21. Transfers of registrations. 22. Transfer of registration of persons eighteen years of age. 23. Identification cards. 24. Power of Chief Election Officer to require information. 25. Objection to registration and