ELECTION RESULTS

The Supervisor of Elections is pleased to release the official results of the Turks and Caicos Islands General Elections which was held on 19 February 2021.

  • ELECTORAL DISTRICT RESULTS

Electoral District

 Political Party

Name of Candidate

Results

Registered Voters

Total Ballots Cast

Percentage Turn Out

No. of Persons not Voted

01 Grand Turk North

P.D.M

Butterfield, Temard

239

754

601

79.71

153

 

P.N.P

Morris, Otis

362

 

 

 

 

02 Grand Turk South and Salt Cay

P.D.M

Astwood, Edwin

414

924

711

76.95

213

 

P.N.P

Missick, Leshun

297

 

 

 

 

3 South Caicos

P.D.M

Thomas, Patrease

109

352

299

84.94

53

 

P.N.P

Malcolm, John

190

 

 

 

 

4 North & Middle Caicos

P.D.M

Higgs, Ralph

220

598

513

85.79

85

 

P.N.P

Musgrove, Arlington

293

 

 

 

 

5 Leeward

P.D.M

Forbes, Gertrude

249

891

709

79.57

182

 

P.N.P

Missick, Akierra

460

 

 

 

 

6 The Bight

P.D.M

Skippings, Audric

299

921

666

72.31

255

 

P.N.P

Stubbs, Matthew

367

 

 

 

 

7 Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill

P.D.M

Been, Samuel

487

1305

898

68.81

407

 

P.N.P

Parnell, Douglas

411

 

 

 

 

ED 8 Blue Hills

P.D.M

Ewing, Goldray

318

1000

651

65.10

349

 

P.N.P

Howell, Randy

333

 

 

 

 

ED 9 Five Cays

P.D.M

Astwood, Sean

359

1139

869

76.29

270

 

P.N.P

Taylor, Rachel

510

 

 

 

 

ED 10 Wheeland

P.D.M

Williams, Vaden Delroy

270

697

543

77.91

154

 

P.N.P

Knowles, Kyle

273

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

 

6460

8581

6460

76.74

2121

 

  • All ISLANDS RESULTS

 

NAME OF CANDIDATE

 POLITCAL PARTY

Totals

% TURN OUT

Been, Robert

PDM

2527

8.32

Cartwright Robinson, Sharlene

PDM

2470

8.13

Malcolm, Karen

PDM

2491

8.20

Taylor, Hugh Derek

PDM

2352

7.74

Thomas, Maxovanno

PDM

2242

7.38

Connolly, Josephine

PNP

3464

11.41

Malcolm, Shaun

PNP

3157

10.39

Missick, Charles Washington

PNP

3594

11.83

Robinson, Jamell

PNP

3418

11.25

Saunders, Erwin Jay

PNP

3478

11.45

Forbes, Lucky

IND

75

0.25

Fulford, Jermaine

IND

85

0.28

Lightbourne, George

IND

162

0.53

Lightbourne, Jacqueline

IND

300

0.99

Missick, Courtney

IND

280

0.92

Missick, Lekensay

IND

107

0.35

Swann, Alicia

IND

81

0.27

McLaughli, Winston

PDA

89

0.29

TOTAL ELECTORAL ALL ISLANDS VOTES

 

 30372

 100.00

 

 

 

 

Lister Dudley Lewis

Supervisor of Elections

FORMS NO. 17 AND 18 – BALLOT PAPERS

For the information of members of the public, the Supervisor of Elections is pleased to release the attached sample of the ballot papers which will be used on polling day for General Election in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday, 19 February 2021 based on the requirements in the Elections Ordinance.  The sample released on 2 February 2021 is retracted.

The ballot papers are in accordance with forms No. 17 (Electoral District Ballot Paper) and No. 18 (All Islands District Ballot Paper) of the Elections Ordinance.

The sample ballot paper can be found on www.gov.tc/elections web site.

Please be guided accordingly during the upcoming General Elections.

Lister Dudley Lewis

Supervisor of Elections

EMPLOYERS TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES TIME TO VOTE

Polling day for General Election in the Turks and Caicos Islands will be Friday, 19 February 2021 and all Polling Stations will open from 7am and close at 7pm on all Islands except of Providenciales, and at 9pm on Providenciales.

The Supervisor of Elections will like to take this opportunity to remind every employer of their obligation to allow any employee who is a registered voter time to vote.

Section 67 of the Elections Ordinance which states:

  1. Every employer shall, on polling day, allow to every voter in his employ a reasonable period for voting, and no employer shall make any deduction from the pay or other remuneration of any such voter or impose upon or exact from him any penalty by reason of his/her absence during such period; and
  2. Any employer who, directly or indirectly refuses, or by intimidation, undue influence, or in any other way, interferes with the granting to any voter in his employ of such period for voting, as is in this section provided, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or to imprisonment for six months or both

Please be guided accordingly during the upcoming General Elections.

Lister Dudley Lewis

Supervisor of Elections

CHANGE OF POLLING STATION – SALT CAY

The Supervisor of Elections would like to inform the public that the polling station in Salt will be the Mary Robinson Primary School and not the Salt Cay Community Center as previously issued.

Please be guided accordingly during the upcoming general Elections on 19 February 2021.

 

Lister Dudley Lewis

Supervisor of Elections

REQUIREMENT FOR A VOTER TO HAVE HIS/HER FINGER INKED DURING THE VOTING PROCESS

The Supervisor of Elections would like to remind all Electors that it is a requirement, under Section 45 (9) (d) of the Elections Ordinance, for a voter to have his/her finger inked as part of the voting process. If the voter refuses, he/she will not be allowed to vote.

Section 45 (9) (d) of the Election Ordinance (2020 Amendments) states that:

“the Presiding Officer shall require the voter to have his finger to be marked with ink or a dye and shall not allow the voter to vote if the voter refuses to have his finger so marked”.

This matter was raised during a recent meeting with representatives from both political parties and the independent candidates, and there was consensus that the law governing the marking of a voter’s finger should be strictly enforced, without exception.

Please be guided by this as you go to the polling stations on 19 February 2021.

Lister Dudley Lewis

Supervisor of Elections

GENERAL ELECTIONS PROTOCOLS/GUIDELINES

The general public is hereby notified that the Elections Office along with the Ministry of Health through consultation with the political parties, independent candidates and public sector stakeholders have issued GENERAL ELECTIONS (COVID – 19) HEALTH PROTOCOLS – as guidelines under regulation 18 of the Public and Environmental Health (COVID-19)(Control Measures) Regulations 2021 to guide electors, candidates and poll workers during the upcoming General Election which is to be held on 19th February 2021.

Responses were received from the People’s Democratic Movement, the Progressive National Party and one independent candidate as well as the Human Rights Commission. A consensus emerged to split the Polling Day into three time slots for categories of electors. There was also consensus on extending the polling hours on Providenciales which was accepted as so the following times emerged:

Group Classification Providenciales All Other Islands
1 The vulnerable and other priority electors (excluding those in group 3) 7am to 9am 7am to 9am
2 Electors who are not in quarantine/isolation nor Covid-19 positive 9am to 6pm 9am to 4pm
3 Electors who are in quarantine/isolatiob (whether Covid-19 Positive or not) 6pm to 9pm 4pm to 7pm

The protocols/guidelines have been released to the voting public through members of the media and will be available on the government website www.gov.tc/elections/ under the “Latest News” tab.

I am happy that we were able to complete this very important piece of work and get it out to the general public so that all can be aware of the health and safety measures that will be in place for the General Election. The success of this year’s General Election will be based on how best we can follow the established protocols/guidelines to mitigate the risk of spreading the Covid-19, and at the same time operating effectively and efficiently at the polls. Strict adherence is expected.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW GENERAL ELECTIONS HEALTH PROTOCOLS

Lister Dudley Lewis
Supervisor of Elections

TCI 2021/2022 ELECTORS LIST

Turks and Caicos Islanders will be given the opportunity to view the 2021/2022 Electors List from today Tuesday February 2, 2021. Supervisor of Elections Lister Dudley Lewis will post the Electors List of voters to seventy seven (77) locations across the Turks and Caicos Islands.

After publication of the Electors List, Registered Voters will have fourteen (14) days to scrutinize it and make any claims or objections. Electors can make claims on their own or on behalf of others, as set out in Form 3 in Schedule 1 of the Elections Ordinance similarly, objections can be made as set out in Form 4 in Schedule 1.

An Elector who is off Island for the next two (2) weeks may appoint an agent to act on his/her behalf as set out in Form 5 in Schedule 1. The Agent must produce a sworn affidavit that he/she are acting on the Claimant’s behalf. All Forms can be obtained from the Elections Offices Grand Turk and Providenciales also the District Commissioner’s Officers.

Claims or Objections can be submitted to the Elections Office located at Arthur Lightbourne Building, Pond Street Grand Turk, Providenciales Elections Office Butterfield Square and District Commissioner’s Officers or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Supervisor commented "the Electors Register that will be used to facilitate the 2021 general election schedule for February 19, 2021 was published on March 31, 2020. The Electors List published today will not be used to facilitate the up-coming general election and only persons names that appear on the 2020 published Electors Register will be permitted to vote.

The Electors List will be available for viewing in the ten (10) Electoral Districts and government email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Web page gov.tc/pressoffice from today Tuesday January 2, 2021 at the following locations:

ED 1 – Grand Turk North

  • Fulford’s Gas Station
  • Dominican Supermarket (Pond Street)
  • Sunny Food Store (West Road)
  • Durham’s Home Centre (Lighthouse Road)
  • John Missick Bar (West Road)
  • Shop Rite Grocery Store
  • Things Galore Store Over Back
  • A&H Hair Supply Over Back
  • Fishermen Paradise Over Back
  • Poop Deck Restaurant Pond Street

ED 2 – Grand Turk South and Salt Cay

  • IGA Supermarket
  • Palm grove Variety Store
  • Do-it-Centre
  • Sunny Foods
  • Grand Turk Library
  • (Back Salina)
  • Grand Turk International Airport
  • DC’s Office (Salt Cay)
  • Community Centre (Salt Cay)
  • Grand Turk Liquors
  • Gracebay Pharmacy Church Folly

ED 3 – South Caicos

  • Airport Terminal
  • District Commissioner’s Office
  • Sea View Marina
  • Super Value Supermarket
  • G & H Enterprise
  • Government Treasury

ED 4 – Middle and North Caicos

  • District Commissioner’s Office Conch Bar
  • Community Centre, Bambarra
  • Government Clinic, Lorimers
  • District Commissioner’s Office Bottle Creek
  • Kevin’s Enterprise
  • Digicel Store Bottle Creek
  • Community Centre, Kew
  • Community Centre, Whitby
  • Community Centre Sandy Point

ED 5 – Leeward

  • Sand Castle Convenience Store
  • TCI Ferry Service
  • IBO Store
  • Rick's Flamingo Cafe

ED 6 – The Bight

  • PTV General Store
  • Ocean Club Convenience Store
  • Kathleen’s 7 – 11 Store
  • 3 J's Liquor N Pharmacy
  • Rubis Grace bay Petro Mart
  • Rubis Gas Station
  • Graceway Gourmet Supermarket

ED 7 – Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill

  • The Library
  • Grant’s Gas Station
  • The Post Office
  • Betty’s Store Kew Town
  • Black’s Store Kew Town
  • Chinson’s Grill Shack
  • Discount Liquors
  • Provo Discount Store
  • Building Material Do It Centre
  • Graceway IGA Supermarket

ED 8 – Blue Hills

  • Keyse's Variety Store
  • Carrington’s Store
  • Chicken Shack
  • North Side City Market
  • Grace Variety Store
  • Lapels TCI Dry Cleaners
  • G K Supermarket
  • Parker's Variety Party

ED 9 – Five Cays

  • Mackey’s Automotive
  • Kitch’s Restaurant
  • Hole in the Wall Restaurant
  • Gilly’s Café, International Airport
  • Shallende's Auto Parts N Services
  • Walkin Service Station
  • Liz Bakery

Caicos Oil Mart

ED 10 – Wheeland

  • Froggies on the Beach
  • Frank's Store 4 U
  • Tiffany Trading Convenient Store
  • Red Zone Variety Store

 

Lister Dudley Lewis
Supervisor of Elections

PROTOCOLS/GUIDELINES FOR VOTING DURING GENERAL ELECTIONS

The Public is hereby notified that the Elections Office along with the Ministry of Health are working towards finalizing COVID-19 protocols/guidelines to guide Electors, candidates and poll workers during the General Election to be held on 19th February 2021.

These protocols/guidelines will be based on the establish Public and Environmental Health (CVOID-19) Regulations made under the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance.

Speaking on the on protocols/guidelines the Supervisor of Elections stated that, “The team is working very hard to complete this work so that the public can read and be aware of the process for voting during this Covid-19 pandemic”. The Supervisor of Elections went on to say that, “Voting is a person’s constitutional right. We have to make sure that we capture all persons who are eligible to vote no matter their condition, so we are making sure we capture all the necessary health and safety measures to protect our Poll workers and the public while voting”.

The protocols/guidelines are in the process of consultation now and will be published as soon as possible.

 

Lister Dudley Lewis
Supervisor of Elections

LIST OF NOMINATED CANDIDATES FOR GENERAL ELECTION 2021

ELECTORAL DISTRICT 01 - GRAND TURK NORTH        
Otis Chuck Morris PNP   click here to view declaration
Temard Rudardo Butterfield PDM   click here to view declaration
       
ELECTORAL DISTRICT 02 - GRAND TURK SOUTH      
Edwin Astwood PDM   click here to view declaration
Leshun Sebastian Missick PNP   click here to view declaration
       
ELECTORAL DISTRICT 03 - SOUTH CAICOS      
John Jamael Malcolm PNP    click here to view declaration
Patrease Thomas PDM   click here to view declaration
       
ELECTORAL DISTRICT 04 - MIDDLE & NORTH CAICOS      
Ralph Lewis Higgs     PDM   click here to view declaration
Arlington Alexander Musgrove PNP   click here to view declaration
       
ELECTORAL DISTRICT 05 - LEEWARD, PROVIDENCIALES      
Gertrude Forbes PDM   click here to view declaration
Akierra Missick PNP   click here to view declaration
       
ELECTORAL DISTRICT 06 - THE BIGHT, PROVIDENCIALES      
Matthew Timothy Stubbs PNP   click here to view declaration
Audric Skippings PDM   click here to view declaration
       
ELECTORAL DISTRICT 07 - RICHMOND HILL & CHESHIRE HALL, PROVIDENCIALES      
Douglas Parnell            PDM   click here to view declaration
Samuel Ernest Been PNP   click here to view declaration
       
ELECTORAL DISTRICT 08 - BLUE HILLS, PROVIDENCIALES      
Randy Dexter Howell PNP   click here to view declaration
Goldray Ewing            PDM   click here to view declaration
       
ELECTORAL DISTRICT 09 - FIVE CAYS, PROVIDENCIALES      
Sean R. Astwood        PDM   click here to view declaration
Rachel Marshall Taylor PNP   click here to view declaration
       
ELECTORAL DISTRICT 10 - WHEELAND, PROVIDENCIALES      
Kyle Knowles PNP   click here to view declaration
Vaden Delroy Williams PDM   click here to view declaration
       
ALL ISLAND DISTRICT      
Sharlene Cartwright Robinson PDM   click here to view declaration
Hugh Derek Taylor PDM   click here to view declaration
Karen Evadne Malcolm          PDM   click here to view declaration
Robert A. Been           PDM   click here to view declaration
Maxovonno Thomas PDM   click here to view declaration
Charles Washington Missick PNP   click here to view declaration
Jamell Rayan Robinson PNP    click here to view declaration
Erwin Jay Saunders PNP   click here to view declaration
Josephine Olivia Connolly PNP   click here to view declaration
Shaun David Malcolm PNP   click here to view declaration
George Lightbourne IND   click here to view declaration
Jermain Richardson Fulford IND    click here to view declaration
Lekensay K. D. Missick IND   click here to view declaration
Lucky Sherlock Forbes IND   click here to view declaration
Jacqueline Almartha Lightbourne      IND   click here to view declaration
Courtney Mancur Missick       IND   click here to view declaration
Alicia Kaye Swann IND   click here to view declaration
Winston McLaughlin  PDA   click here to view declaration

 

 

Lister Dudley Lewis
Supervisor of Elections

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATION DAY

Ministry of Health and Elections Office (COVID-19) Standard Operating Procedures Guidelines for Nomination Day 2021.

These Guidelines are issued by the Ministry of Health and the Supervisor of Elections in accordance with regulation 18 of the Public and Environmental Health (COVID-19) (Control Measures) Regulations 2021.

The existence of COVID -19 in the Turks and Caicos Islands has given rise to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, guided by the Ministry of Health, taking all the necessary precautions to keep residents of, and visitors to, the jurisdiction safe.  While there are measures currently in place that stipulate that residents and visitors are not to congregate in large numbers, particularly at social and other gatherings, the Turks and Caicos Islands up-coming General Election will compel a rethink of how this important event can be undertaken without compromising the health of electors, election office staff and poll workers. The primary protocols, as promoted by the Health Ministry - social distancing, mask wearing and hand sanitizing – must be rigidly adhered to in order to minimize the spread of the virus.

Hence, the following minimum health protocols for all candidates, Elections Office staff and Returning Officers in the Turks and Caicos Islands are to be implemented. These minimum health protocols are not a limit on those additional protocols that individuals may choose to adopt. Individuals are encouraged to adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety, not only of themselves but also that of persons that they come into contact with.

To mitigate the threat of contracting the virus, everyone must rigorously follow the practices specified in these protocols, all of which facilitate the safety measures for candidates, electors, and the Elections Office staff.  The virus that causes COVID-19 continues to spread in our communities; it can be spread to others by infected persons who have few or none of the following symptoms:

        • cough
        • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
        • chills
        • repeated shaking, with chills
        • muscle pain
        • headache
        • sore throat
        • loss of taste or smell
        • diarrhea
        • feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
        • known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19

It is recognized, and appreciated, that public health guidance cannot anticipate every unique situation.  Individuals should stay informed and take the necessary precautions based on common sense and wise judgment that will protect health, and support economic revitalization.

The TCI will be holding nomination day on 29th January 2021. There is a current surge in positive cases of COVID19 across the islands in the TCI affecting the islands of Providenciales, Grand Turk, North Caicos and South Caicos. Extra caution should be taken in order to avoid these events becoming a further opportunity for disease spread during this time.

It is essential that procedures are implemented in order to ensure that these activities can be carried out in the safest possible manner in light of the risks outlined so that the event can be conducted in a way to mitigate against risks to all participants.

Additionally, COVID19 can spread through person to person interactions as well as contact with contaminated items.

General Instructions for the Place of Nomination:

  1. Upon entering a place of nomination, candidates must wash or disinfect both hands.  Also, they must wash or disinfect both hands after any interaction with elections office workers, agents, or other individuals at the location.
  2. Hand sanitizer will be provided; and used to disinfect hands before entering and on leaving the location.
  3. The wearing of a mask/face covering in public is mandatory so ALL candidates MUST wear a mask/face covering (over both the nose and mouth) while at the location, and when within six feet of another person.  If available, individuals should consider wearing non-medical grade face masks.
  4. Measures should be in place to ensure that there is no overcrowding outside the venue and no public gatherings of persons not required to be present at the place of nomination, which may pose a public health risk.

Instructions for candidates and persons at the Place of Nomination:

  1. All candidates must comply with all Public and Environmental Health (Covid19) Regulations in effect on Nomination Day.
  2. Each political party or independent candidate must consider the absolutely minimum number of candidates and other registered electors required to participate in the Nomination of a Candidate at the Place of Nomination with a view to limiting the number of persons at the location and otherwise traveling with or participating to only those persons required to be present to meet statutory requirements.
  3. Social distancing must be strictly adhered to whether inside or outside of a building at the place of nomination.
  4. Face coverings must be worn at all times.
  5. Proper and frequent hand hygiene and cough/sneeze etiquette must be observed.
  6. Carpooling to the venue must be avoided and where more than one person is in a car, windows should be open to create airflow and face coverings should be used to reduce the risk of infection.
  7. Use of virtual platforms should be considered to limit the number of persons present.
  8. Implement measures to ensure that members who may be considered a part of the vulnerable group take extra precautions to limit risks.
  9. Prospective Candidates who are COVID19 positive, especially persons who are symptomatic of COVID19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, diarrhea, headache or loss of sense of taste/smell) and persons who are in quarantine under a quarantine Order are advised to remain in quarantine to mitigate against the risk of disease spread.
  10. Prospective Candidates who fall within paragraph 9 above who wish to remain in quarantine should arrange for a designated representative who is not in quarantine to deliver their nomination documents to the Returning Officer instead of appearing in person (lowest risk option).
  11. Should a candidate who falls within paragraph 9 above decide to appear at the place of nomination, in person, additional measures are required to be taken in order to prevent risk to others, including fellow candidates, electors, Elections Office workers and the general public:

Controlled arrangements for in person nomination with the candidate to include:

  1. donning full PPE prior to leaving quarantine and until returning to quarantine;
  2. taking the most direct route to the location;
  3. use of personal vehicle with windows open to facilitate proper ventilation;
  4. use of KN95 face masks at all times;
  5. use of gloves and other personal protective equipment;
  6. minimize time at venue with strict adherence to social distancing of 6 feet and proper ventilation and return to quarantine via the most direct route from site;
  7. no one from outside of the same household should be inside the vehicle with the candidate;
  8. frequent hand hygiene is also needed.
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