Dear Fellow Bahamians,
The High Commission for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in Ottawa, Canada is pleased to advise that Bahamian Nationals who qualify may now make an appointment to be added to the new Voters Register.
The current legislation allows ONLY for students and Bahamian Government workers, their spouses and any immediate member of the family living within their household, to register and vote from overseas. The provisions do not apply to persons in the above categories who are domiciled overseas.
Please see the attached Guidelines for further clarification. Also, queries may be put to the High Commission, by telephone or email.
If you are already registered in the new register in The Bahamas, you may apply to be allowed to vote overseas by completing the attached Application Form J and submitting same to the High Commission, along with supporting documentation (proof of Bahamian citizenship, two passport sized photos and evidence of eligibility i.e. copy of student visa, proof of current enrollment in a bona fide programme of study or employment with a Bahamas Government Agency abroad).
If you have not yet registered to vote in the new register and would like to do so through the High Commission, please contact us for an appointment during normal operating hours (9am – 5pm):
The Bahamas High Commission
50 O’Connor Street, Suite 1313
Ottawa, ON, K1P 6L2, Canada
Persons who apply to register must produce proof of Bahamian citizenship, two passport sized photos and evidence of eligibility i.e. copy of student visa, proof of current enrolment in a bona fide programme of study or employment with a Bahamas Government Agency abroad. The Election Revising Officer must be satisfied that they are ordinarily resident in a constituency in The Bahamas.
The High Commission for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Suite 1313, 50 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2
Tel: (613) 232-1724
Fax: (613) 232-0097