EXCLUSIVE: Dominica announces schedule of electoral reform consultations

The government of Dominica announced the schedule of the series of public consultations on the review of the electoral system. Commencing on Monday (August 14), the consultation session will be ended on August 28, 2023.

EXCLUSIVE: Dominica announces schedule of electoral reform consultations
EXCLUSIVE: Dominica announces schedule of electoral reform consultations

Roseau, Dominica: The government of Dominica announced the schedule of the series of public consultations on the review of the electoral system. Commencing on Monday (August 14), the consultation session will be ended on August 28, 2023.

Dennis Byron, who submitted the final report on the electoral reform, addressed the first day of the public consultation. He presented several phases of the report.

READ HERE: Full schedule of electoral reform consultations

On Monday, August 14, 2023: 

  • Consultation Group: Legal Fraternity 
  • Venue: State House Conference Centre
  • Time: 7 pm 

On Tuesday, August 15, 2023: 

  • Consultation Group: Political Parties and Independent Candidates 
  • Venue: State House Conference Centre
  • Time: 7 pm 

On Wednesday, August 16, 2023: 

  • Consultation Group: Professionals and Academia
  • Venue: State House Conference Centre
  • Time: 7 pm

On Thursday, August 17, 2023: 

  • Consultation Group: DIASPORA- Session 1- United States and Europe
  • Venue: Virtual 
  • Time: 7 pm

On Monday, August 21, 2023: 

  • Consultation Group: Groups and Association 
  • Venue: State House Conference Centre
  • Time: 7 pm

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023: 

  • Consultation Group: Community Level- West and North 
  • Venue: Portsmouth: American Canadian School of Medicine Auditorium
  • Time: 6 pm 

On Wednesday, August 23, 2023: 

  • Consultation Group: Community Level- East 
  • Venue: Kalinago Territory: Salybia Primary School 
  • Time: 6 pm 

On Thursday, August 24, 2023: 

  • Consultation Group: Community Level- South 
  • Venue: Grand Bay: Pierre Charles Secondary School 
  • Time: 6 pm 

On Monday, August 28, 2023: 

  • Consultation Group: Diaspora- Session 2- Caribbean and Other Regions 
  • Venue: Virtual 
  • Time: 7 pm 

  The participants of the consultations will consider the Phase 1 report. The report includes a draft Regulation of Electors Bill 2023 and a draft Registration of Electors Bill 2023. 

Beside this, the Phase 2 report consists of the following bills: 

· The draft House of Assembly (Elections) Bill 2023

· The draft House of Assembly (Electors) Regulations 2023

· The draft House of Assembly Election Petition Rules 2023

· The draft Electoral Commission Bill 2023

The consultations series will be telecast live on Kari FM, DBS Radio, Facebook Page GIS and You Tube of GIS.