Requirements To Register As A Voter

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  1. 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.


  1. 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.


Parliamentary Commissioner