Saint Lucia Electoral Department

electoralThe Electoral Commission is appointed in accordance with section 57 (3) of the Constitution of Saint Lucia Order 1978

The Electoral Commission Consists of:-

  • A chairman appointed by the Governor General, acting in his/her own deliberate judgment;
  • One member appointed by the Governor General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister; and
  • One member appointed by the Governor General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Leader of the Opposition.

A person shall not be qualified to be appointed as a member of the Commission if he/she is a Senator or a member of the House of Assembly or a public officer nor, in the case of the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, unless he holds one of the specified qualifications and has held one or other of those qualifications for a total period of not less than seven (7) years.

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