EBC to begin delimiting new boundaries in Tobago

EBC to begin delimiting new boundaries in Tobago

The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has revealed that it will soon begin delimiting new boundaries under the EBC Act.

This follows the passage of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Bill 2021 in Parliament on Tuesday.
The act has increased the number of electoral districts in Tobago from 12 to 15 and paves the way for fresh elections.

However, although the bill has been passed, it still has yet to be proclaimed by the President.
Once that hurdle is crossed, the EBC, according to a Newsday report, will have 90 days to produce a report on the delimitation of Tobago’s electoral districts.

The EBC said “In keeping with our statutory requirements, this report will be submitted to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development to lay in the House of Representatives and shall later be debated in Parliament.
“If passed, an Order by the President will give rise to the establishment of the 15 electoral districts in Tobago.”

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