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  • What is the eligible age for applicants to register?

    The Applicant must be 18 or older on the day of registration.

  • What are the entitlements to Bahamian citizenship?

    Bahamian citizen:

    1. Every person born in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on or before the 9th July 1973 as cited in the Constitution, article 3(1).
    2. Every person born in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas after 9th July 1973 whose mother is a Bahamian citizen at birth (Constitution, article 6)
    3. Every person born in or outside The Bahamas in marriage to a Bahamian father and non-Bahamian mother. Preferably, the applicant must provide his/her Bahamian passport.
    4. Every person legally adopted by Bahamian parents before the age of 18 years.
      Preferably, the applicant must provide his/her Bahamian passport.  
    5. Every person registered as a Bahamian citizen.
      Certificate of Registration and Bahamian Passport must be provided.Note: A person born in The Bahamas to non-Bahamian parents must apply before the age of 19 years to be registered as a citizen. A certificate of Registration may be issued by the government to that person.
    6. Every person naturalized as a citizen under the Bahamas Nationality Act 1973, section 5 and 9.
      Preferably, the applicant must provide his/her Bahamian passport.
    7. Every person legally adopted by Bahamian parents before the age of 18 years after 9th July 1973 (Constitution, article 4, and  Bahamas Nationality Act 1973).
      Preferably, the applicant must provide his/her Bahamian passport.

Objection To Registration

If a person makes an oral objection to the application of another person for registration as a voter, the Revising Officer, after the person making the objection has completed and signed the requisite form (Form E), must satisfy himself/herself as to whether there is a prima facie ground for the applicant not to be registered. If the Revising Officer is satisfied, he/she must refuse to register the applicant until the objection has been heard, and must proceed to fix a date for the hearing of the objection and otherwise comply with the requirements section 21(1) and (c) of the Parliamentary Elections Act.

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