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