The Voting Process
Voter registration exercise is carried out on an annual basis, starting mid-January
for a period of two weeks.
Registers of voters are placed at registration centres in all electoral areas, where
eligible voters can inspect the register to ensure that their particulars their-in
During the exercise period, a voter or
prospective voter may;
Apply to be registered if name does not
appear on the Register.
Apply to have a name change
Apply for a transfer of
Apply for the rectification of any obsolete
entries on the Register
Qualifications required for a person to register
as a voter are as follows-:
A Person who:
(a) Is a citizen of Seychelles,
(b) Is 18 years and over,
(c) Resides in an electoral area,
(d) Is not registered as voter in another
(e) Is not disqualified from registering as
a voter at any election under any written law,
(f) Is not serving a sentence of imprisonment
of or exceeding 6 months imposed by
a Court in Seychelles,
(g) Is not under any written law adjudged
(decided officially by law) or otherwise declared to be of unsound mind or detained
as a criminal lunatic or at the pleasure of the President; Is entitled to be registered
as a voter in the electoral area where he resides.
All Seychellois nationals who are 18 years old
and over and who are in possession of a National Identity Card have their names
on the register of voters. The Register of Voters shall contain the names of persons
who, otherwise qualified to be registered as voters, would attain the age of eighteen
years on any day within the fifteen months next following the first January of the
year for which the register is prepared or revised together with the date on which
the person would attain the age of 18 years specified against the name of each such
Until the date specified against a name of a person
referred to above, that person shall not by virtue of entry of the name in the register
be treated as a voter for any purposes other than the purpose of an election or
referendum of which the date fixed for the election or referendum is the date or
a later date.
Requirement for Registration
(a) National Identity Card.
(b) Marriage Certificate; where a change of
name should be effected.
(c) Divorce Certificate; where a change of
name should be effected.
(d) Naturalization Certificate; where a person
who has become a Seychelles citizen applies to be register as a voter.
(e) Birth Certificate; where there is a discrepancy in the spelling of the voter’s name.
Validity of the Register
The Register once certified is valid for a period of fifteen months.