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Registering to Vote


You must be registered if you wish to vote in a Parliamentary election, Municipal Corporations election or Tobago House of Assembly election in Trinidad and Tobago.  Your last opportunity to register or update your personal information before any of these elections is during the nine-day Electoral Registration period proclaimed by the President.  The day after the Electoral Registration period is called the Qualifying Date.  You will be qualified to vote if on the Qualifying Date you have resided in your electoral district for a period of at least two months.  During the period of electoral registration, you must also update your registration information if you have changed your name, moved to a different electoral district or constituency or moved to a different address within the same constituency.




Who is eligible to vote?

  • A citizen of Trinidad and Tobago who is 18 years of age or older and has resided in an electoral district/constituency for at least two months prior to the Qualifying Date.
  • A Commonwealth citizen, 18 years of age or older, whom has resided legally in Trinidad and Tobago for a period of at least one year and has resided in an electoral district/constituency for a least two months prior to the Qualifying Date.
  • A Non-Commonwealth Citizen, 18 years of age or older, whom has resided legally in Trinidad and Tobago for a period of at least five years and has resided in an electoral district/constituency for a least two months prior to the Qualifying Date.

Non-Commonwealth Citizens are only eligible to vote in City or Borough elections within Trinidad.  They cannot vote in Parliamentary or Tobago House of Assembly elections.

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How do I register?


Eligible persons must register to vote by applying in person at their Registration Area Office.  You can view a list of main and sub office locations by following the link below.  Before, you visit a particular office, please call to ensure that the service you want is provided at that office location.

You must be registered and have a valid National Identification Card in order to vote. Click on the link below for information on how to obtain your National Identification Card.

Registration Area Office Locations

Obtaining a National Identification Card


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What if I have a complaint regarding the registration process?

The Elections and Boundaries Commission strives to be as transparent and fair as possible.  If you have any complaints regarding the voter registration process, please contact our hotline immediately at the telephone numbers listed below.

Hotline Tel. (868) 627-1516 or (868) 627-0745

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Where can I find more information?

Elections and Boundaries Commission
Head Office
Scott House
134-138 Frederick Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 625-8994 or (868) 623-4622
Fax. (868) 627-7881
Hotline Tel. (868) 627-1516 or (868) 627-0745

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