(PRESS RELEASE) — In recognition of the United Nations (UN) call for participation for International Day of Democracy, the Electoral Department will be embarking on a number of activities throughout the month of October 2019 under the theme “Elections 40 years and beyond,” to mark this occasion.
Some of the planned activities include:
– An amnesty – a waiver of the $100 fee for the replacement of lost identification cards from October 2-15, 2019 at both our Vieux Fort and Castries offices. However all the requirements for the replacement of the card must be met i.e.
1. a Statutory Declaration form signed by a Justice of the Peace or Notary Royal;
2. a five-dollar stamp affixed to the form; and
3. Two passport-sized photos.
– Visits to senior citizen homes across the island to facilitate the issuance of ID cards.
– Visits to homes of the disadvantaged persons who have requested registration and identification services.
– School visits and media appearances to disseminate information relating to:-
1. the requirements for registration;
2. rights and responsibilities as electors; and
3. the importance of democracy.
– A display of election results from 1979 to 2016.
– A mini-exhibition from October 2-31, 2019 showcasing elections paraphernalia used from 1979 to 2016.
– The unveiling of our mobile app and redesigned website.
The general public and members of the media are therefore invited to join us on October 2-31, 2019 from 10 a.m. at the Electoral Office on the ground floor on #23 High Street in Castries.