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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Trinidad and Tobago voting rights

Q: I came to Trinidad in 2002 and became a permanent resident for 7 years. I am a British citizen.  Can I vote? And my friend is a permanent resident from China, can he vote too? We all have ID cards for long. Awaiting your reply.

A: All adult Trinidad and Tobago citizens can vote. Additionally, Commonwealth citizens can vote if they are:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resided legally in Trinidad and Tobago for a period of at least one year, 
  • Resided in an electoral district/constituency for a least two months prior to the Qualifying Date.

A Non-Commonwealth citizen is not eligible to vote in parliamentary elections.


  1. I do not think any party is worthy of my vote, however i would still like to vote. Can i draw a line through the paper or write in "choosing none of the above" ?

  2. Cubans living in Trinidad legal and we cannot vote 🤷‍♂️ come? give us a residence and we can support leaders


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