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Requested and Answered by Sitemaster on 19-Jan-2017 12:51 (611 reads)

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Requested and Answered by Sitemaster on 19-Jan-2017 12:50 (690 reads)
There are five (5) reasons as follows:

- The ballot paper does not have the Presiding Officer's initials on the back of it
- The elector votes for more candidates than seats
- The ballot paper is not marked for any candidate
- The ballot paper contains any mark or writing that can identify the elector
- The ballot paper is unmarked or void for uncertainty

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Requested and Answered by Sitemaster on 19-Jan-2017 12:49 (978 reads)
A rejected ballot is a void vote, or a bad vote. It is declared void by the Returning Officer in the Counting Station. A rejected vote is not a part of the votes counted for each candidate.

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Requested and Answered by Sitemaster on 19-Jan-2017 12:47 (602 reads)
A spoilt ballot is a cancelled ballot. The cancellation is done by the Presiding Officer in the Polling Station. A spoilt ballot does not make it into the ballot box and does not become a vote.

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Requested and Answered by Sitemaster on 19-Jan-2017 12:45 (635 reads)
Registration Officers and or the Chief Elections Officer based on the legal requirements and the schedule of each Magistrate.

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Requested and Answered by Sitemaster on 19-Jan-2017 12:44 (578 reads)
The monthly Revision is held at the Magistrate Courts in all five District Towns and the Cities of Belmopan and Belize. Each Revision Court session is presided over by a Magistrate at the end of every month. The Court has until the 5th day of the following month to complete its determination of all matters.

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Requested and Answered by Sitemaster on 19-Jan-2017 12:43 (568 reads)
The process of registration is continuous and it is conducted every working day. The process for a month is closed on the 10th in order to prepare the Temporary or Supplementary List for the 15th as required by law.

The Monthly Cycle is from the 11th of one month to the 10th of the other, for example:

August - 11th of July to the 10th of August
July - 11th of June to the 10th of July

- If a person applies on or before the 10th June, the process will be completed with June's Revision Court at the end of June.
- If a person applies on the 11th of June or later, the process will be completed with July's Revision Court at the end of July.

A Revised List is posted in all Registration Offices on or before the 5th of the month or immediatly after Revision Court. Copies of all monthly transactions are shared with the two major Political Parties.

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Requested and Answered by Sitemaster on 19-Jan-2017 12:03 (583 reads)
1. Make a personal application
a. Take proof of eligibility to the Registration Office in your area-
- Birth Certificate
- Passport
- Naturalization Certificate
b. Fill out and sign Application Form and Record Card
c. Take a photograph for the ID Card and the Record Card

2. An Investigation is carried out by Registration Officers to verify residence and other particulars.

3. A temporary list of applicants called "Supplementary List" is prepared by the Registering Officer for public scrutiny from 15th to the 25th of the month. These are posted at all Registration Offices.

4. If there are objections during the 15th to the 25th, the following is completed before proceeding to Revision Court:
- The persons objected to, are informed by registered mail
- The names of the persons objected to, are published in one newspaper and the Gazette

5. The Revising Officer in a Revision Court approves the Supplementary List at the end of each month.

6. A Revised List is prepared. Only those on the Revised List become Registered Electors. The Revision Court is the sole authority to decide who will remain on the monthly Revised List.

7. ID Cards are issued to those on the Revised List approximately one week after the Revision Court.

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Requested and Answered by Sitemaster on 19-Jan-2017 12:02 (314 reads)
Visit the Registration Office of Elections and Boundaries Department in your Area. Thirteen District Offices countrywide are manned by Registration Officers.

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Requested and Answered by Sitemaster on 19-Jan-2017 12:01 (283 reads)
Every person who is:
1. 18 years or over
2. A citizen of:
- Belize
- Any Commonwealth Country who has resided in Belize for not less than 12 months
- Any Commonwealth Country who is domiciled in Belize, AND
3. Resident in the electoral division not less than 2 months

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