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The Trinidad and Tobago General Election, 11 December 2000

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These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the SecretaryGeneral, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.

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Preparations for the Elections

Trinidad and Tobago's Representation of the People Act regulates the qualifications to be an elector, objections, disallowance, appeal, change of name and residence. Responsibility for registration rests with the Elections and Boundaries Commission, which prepares and publishes the electoral lists annually, on 1 July. While section 16(1b) of the Act allows for 15-year-olds to be registered, the qualifying age for voting is 18.

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