Overseas Registration and Overseas Voting
The Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Act 2011, makes provisions for Bahamian Citizens to register and to vote from overseas locations. Overseas registration and voting is extended to certain voter categories and voters must adhere to certain conditions.
Overseas Voting Process
Bahamian Citizens seeking to vote abroad must do the following:
- Submit his/her application for enrolment using form J as an overseas voter or form K as a special voter in person at any embassy, high commission or foreign mission; or
- Apply in writing to the Parliamentary Commissioner for enrolment as an overseas or special voter.
Applications to vote may be done using a special form “J” or “K” and submitted in person, by facsimile, or electronically, to reach the Parliamentary Commissioner within seven days of the issue of the writ.
A person who meets the criteria and is enrolled as an overseas voter will not be able to vote in The Bahamas on polling day.
Advanced Polls Locations
Learn more about advanced poll locations for overseas voting. Voting at advanced poll locations is subject to health and safety regulations. Please confirm the availability of your selected advanced poll location prior to traveling.
|1||London, England, UK||The Bahamas High Commission, 10 Chesterfield Street, London, England, W1J 5JL, Telephone: 011-442-07-408-4488|
|2||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||The Bahamas High Commission, Metropolitan Life Centre, 50 O’Conner Suite 1313, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 6L2, Telephone: (613) 232-1724|
|3||Washington, DC, USA||The Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts Avenue, North West Washington, DC, 20008, USA Telephone: (202) 319-2660|
|4||New York, NY, USA||The Bahamas Consulate, Bahamas House, 231 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017, USA, Telephone: (212) 421-6420|
|5||Atlanta, Georgia, USA||The Bahamas Consulate, Park Central Building, 2970 Clairmont Road, NE Suites 690, Atlanta, Georgia, 30329, USA, Telephone: (404) 214-0492|
|6||Miami, Florida, USA||The Bahamas Consulate, Ingraham Building, Suite 818, 25 South East Second Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33131, Telephone: (305) 373-6295|
|11||St. James, Barbados||University of The West Indies, Arts Lecture Theatre, Cavehill Campus, Cavehill, Barbados Honorary Consul's Telephone: (246) 429-8285|
|12||Kingston, Jamaica||University of The West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica Honorary Consul's Telephone: (876) 997-0249|
|13||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Computer Loft, Eric Williams Sciences Complex, Trinidad and Tobago Honorary Consul's Telephone: (868) 680-3039|
|14||Houston, Texas, USA||Wyndham Hotel 8686 Kirby Drive, Houston Texas, 77054, Telephone: (713) 748-3221|