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The Register of Electors

 The Registrar General, as the Registration Officer, is required to maintian a Register of Electors for each constituency (Camp & Stanley).

A canvass is conducted annually on the 15th March with the updated Registers Gazetted in May.  Persons entitled to register as electors may do so at any time however, updated Registers will only be updated as and when required.

Register of Electors at 16 March 2020

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Application to be added to the Register

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Eligibility to be inlcuded in the Register

Section 8 of the Electoral Ordinance 1998 states:

(1) To be entitled to be registered in the Register of Electors, a person must satisfy each of the three conditions in subsections (2) to (4).

(2) The first condition is that the person-

     (a)     must be qualified under section 32(1) of the Constitution* to be registered as an elector for the purpose of the election of members of the Legislative Assembly; and

     (b)     must not be disqualified under section 32(2) of the Constitution.

(3) The second condition is that the person must, on the qualifying date, either-

     (a)     be resident in the Falkland Islands; or

     (b)     be treated as being resident in the Falkland Islands under section 8A, 8B or 8C.

(4) The third condition is that the person must, throughout the qualifying period, either-

     (a)     have been resident in the Falkland Islands; or

     (b)     have been treated as being resident in the Falkland Islands under section 8A, 8B or 8C.

(5) For the purposes of section 32(5)(c) of the Constitution-

     (a)     "qualifying date" means, in relation to a person, means the date on which an application for registration is either-

           (i)       made; or

          (ii)       treated under section 11(2) as having been made; and

     (b)     "qualifying period" means the period of 12 months ending on the qualifying date.

 

Section 32(2) of the Falkland Islands Constitution Order 2008 Order states:

(2) No person shall be qualified to be registered as an elector under this section who on the qualifying date—

    (a) is a person certified to be insane or otherwise adjudged to be of unsound mind under any law;

   (b) is serving a sentence of imprisonment (by whatever name called) for a term of at least twelve months imposed on him or her by a court in any country or substituted by competent authority for some other sentence imposed on him or her by such a court;

  (c) is disqualified by or under any law from being registered as an elector by reason of having been convicted of an offence relating to elections;

  (d) is a member of the regular armed forces of Her Majesty, unless he or she possesses Falkland Islands status; or

  (e) is, by virtue of his or her own act, under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign Power or State.

 

* the Falkland Islands Constitution Order 2008