- An applicant applying to register to vote must prove.
(i) That he/she is a citizen of The Bahamas
(ii) Must be 18 years or older, not subject to any legal incapacity.
(iii) That he/she has resided in a particular constituency for at least three (3) months
(iv) Before registering any applicant, it is the duty of the Revising Officer to satisfy
himself/herself that the document(s) being presented, actually belongs to the applicant.
- Documentary Proof of Bahamian Citizenship
(i) A Bahamian Passport:- The principle document that should be presented as proof
of Citizenship, OR
(ii) The Old Voters Card:- An applicant who presents and old voter’s card is requested
to also produce a valid Bahamian Birth Certificate as proof of citizenship, OR
(iii) The Bahamian Citizenship Certificate or Registration of Naturalization:
an applicant must also present his/her Birth Certificate.
(iv) The Bahamian Birth Certificate: Must be presented with a government ID, along with his/her mother’s Bahamian Passport or Voters Card, or mothers Bahamian
Birth Certificate and government-issued ID.
(a) Before registering an applicant presenting a Bahamian Birth Certificate, the Revising Officer must ascertain that the document(s) belongs to that applicant and
he/she has the relevant supporting documents.
(b) An applicant born in The Bahamas after Independence must produce his/her mother’s Bahamian Passport and/or Birth Certificate with gov. issued ID.
(c) The Revising Officer may require an applicant to produce documents if he/she is not
satisfied with the applicant’s eligibility to register.
The documents listed below are not proof of Bahamian Citizenship and
may only be used as supporting documents:
(i) A registered Affidavit
(ii) Drivers’ License
(iii) Baptismal Certificate
(iv) National Insurance Card.