An up-dated registry of qualified voters is underway leading to national elections in late spring of next year, 2017. A drive to register voters on Abaco is building momentum with evening registrations in many communities. Family Island administrators’ offices are accepting registrations during normal office hours.
Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay just completed voter registration exercises and future sessions will be announced. These will likely be during the day to coincide with ferry schedules.
Following are three options on the required documents for registering.
1) A valid Bahamian passport and National Insurance card.
2) A birth certificate along with official identification and National Insurance card.
3) Current or previous voter’s card and passport preferably or birth certificate.
Note that all applicants born after Independence must also present their mother’s passport and birth certificate.
The registrar’s office in Nassau is aware of many persons holding a voter’s registration card that was improperly issued. Current registration protocols are aimed at weeding out fraudulent voter registrations.