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Electoral Office Routinely Publishes Monthly and Revised Monthly Lists For Public Viewing

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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Office of the AG

Electoral Office

HIGHLIGHTS

The Monthly List represents the record of persons who have submitted applications during any particular month of the year
The Revised Monthly List represents the names of persons that will be added to (and included in) the register of voters
These are measures designed to ensure due diligence in the registration process and promote transparency

The publication of Monthly Lists and Revised Monthly Lists of registration of voters is an important aspect of the services rendered by the Electoral Office on an ongoing basis. They serve to provide reasonable opportunity for adequate scrutiny of the voter registration process ensuring that it meets the standard of openness and transparency.

Monthly List

The Monthly List represents the record of persons who have submitted applications as first time registrants during any particular month of the year in accordance with their respective requirements as follows:

  1. To have their names registered upon attaining the age of eighteen years; or
  2. To have their names registered upon otherwise being or becoming entitled to be registered

It is the wish of those persons whose names appear on the Monthly List to have their names included in the register of voters in the various constituencies within the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The publication of the Monthly List provides an opportunity for any interested person(s) within the various communities to scrutinize the names that appear, with a view to ascertaining the truthfulness of the applications. This is in order to ensure that all relevant details regarding the particulars of such applications may be verified by interested persons and by the respective Registration Officers. This is one of the measures designed to ensure due diligence in the registration process and promote transparency.
Any registered person within the respective constituencies may file an ‘objection’ to a registration with which s/he has an issue regarding its propriety or accuracy. The ‘objection’ is effectively an enquiry into the propriety or accuracy of the application that was made. The Registration Officers for the respective constituencies will then schedule ‘objection hearings’ to entertain evidence to determine the result of the enquiry.

Revised Monthly List
Based on the outcomes of the objection hearings (where it is a case that objections are successful) or where there are no objections, the Revised Monthly List for the relevant month will then be published two months following the time of publication of each respective Monthly List. This Revised Monthly List represents the names of persons that will be added to (and included in) the register of voters that would be used in any election or referendum.

Monthly Lists can be seen HERE

It is the principal mission of the Office of the Attorney General to provide legal advice and services to and on behalf of The Crown, and to conduct and respond to all matters of litigation for and against The Crown or any Ministry or Agency of the Government.

Importantly, its mandate includes the extensive oversight of the legislative agenda of the Government.

The Office of the Attorney General also provides administrative support for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and superintends all matters relating to the Electoral Office.

Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs ensures that the rule of law is facilitated and supported by the various mechanisms by which citizens can have equal access to the justice system and by which they can be afforded the protection of the law. It also takes responsibility for ensuring that the statutes are updated and modernized to keep pace with an evolving society.

Quick and convenient access to important and noteworthy matters relevant to entities under the Office of the Attorney General and departments within the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs.

Hon. Garth Wilkin
Attorney General

Ms. Diana Francis
Permanent Secretary

(Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs)

The Office of the Attorney General

The Office of the Attorney General is chiefly responsible for providing legal counsel and advice to the Executive Branch of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. The functioning of the Office is rooted in the Constitution and is further detailed by the provisions of the Attorney General’s Act Cap 3.02 of the laws of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

One of the more prolific manifestations of the advisory functions of the Office of the Attorney General is its contribution to the legislative agenda of the government. As such, the responsibility of preparation of all legislation: from conceptualization to the presentation of Bills and the crafting of Regulations falls within the purview of the office.

Get In Touch

Government Headquarters,
Church Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts

+1(869) 467-1013

attorneygeneral@gov.kn

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