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Confirmation Process

The first, and certainly one of the most important activities to take place after a General Election is called the confirmation of electors in order to compile a list of eligible electors within each electoral district. The start of the confirmation period must commence within 48 hours of the date of the writ, and each pair of confirmation officers must complete their task seven days from the date of the issue of the writ. They are required to visit each residence at least twice, if necessary, once between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and       6:00 p.m. and once between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. .

The confirmation officers' duties are as follows:

  • Knock on every door within their assigned Polling Division
  • Identify all persons who are qualified to vote,
  • Leave a record of their visit after collecting the electors information,
  • In the event of not finding anyone at home, following the second visit, leave a Notice of Call form asking the occupants to phone the Returning Officers Office, and
  • Forward the all confirmation records to the Returning Officer.
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