Candidate Nomination:

National External Elections

  • A. The Party shall offer candidates for all National Elections and shall ensure that in any election for any seat there is no more than one (1) official candidate representing the Party.
  • B. The Elections Committee shall issue a call for nominations not less than one (1) year before a National Election is due in Trinidad and Tobago, except in extraordinary circumstances where the call may be issued as required.
  • C. Any member of the Party seeking to represent the Party at a National Election must ensure he/she:
    • 1. is qualified under the laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago;
    • 2. has been a member of the Party for at least twelve (12) months;
    • 3. is in good financial standing with the Party;
    • 4. is not the subject of any disciplinary investigation.
  • D. All nominations must be completed on the prescribed form, proposed by a member of the Party and endorsed by four (4) other members of the party, signed by the nominee and submitted to the Elections Committee.
  • E. In respect of Local Government Elections (LGE) and Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Elections, the signatures of fifty (50) persons who are registered to vote in the electoral district the nominee is seeking to stand for election must be attached to the nomination form.
  • F. In respect of General Elections (GE) the signatures of one hundred (100) persons who are registered to vote in the electoral district the nominee is seeking to stand for election must be attached to the nomination form.
  • G. All nominations shall be collated by the Elections Committee no later than one (1) month after the call for nominations was issued.
  • H. Where no nominations are received the Elections Committee shall immediately reissue a call for nominations for the particular office, that shall remain open for seven (7) days.
  • I. Following the closure of the reissued nominating period, all nominations shall be collated by the Elections Committee.
  • J. Members of the Elections Committee who are seeking selection shall recuse themselves from any deliberations on the nominations for the position the member is seeking to contest.
  • K. The Elections Committee shall review each nomination, interview each nominee and collate and approve a list of recommended candidates.
  • L. In respect of LGE and THA Elections, two (2) representatives from the LEG for the Electoral District in which the nominee falls shall assist the Elections Committee in selecting a candidate to represent the Party in that Electoral District election.
  • M. Nominees for National Elections shall, in writing before their presentation to the public, give an undertaking to:
    • 1. serve in whatever capacity the Party may decide;
    • 2. make such financial contributions to the Party as the BOD may impose;
    • 3. carry out the directives of the Party;
    • 4. pledge loyalty to the Party and its programme;
    • 5. resign forthwith their seat if they cannot accept any Party Policy decision.
  • N. Persons to be appointed to Legislative Bodies, Local Government Bodies and State Agencies as a result of authority so given to the party or any of its agents must be determined by the BOD after the Elections Committee has vetted the names of the proposed individuals who may or may not be members of the Party.
  • O. All other matters not covered shall be determined by the BOD.

Candidate Nomination Form

Personal Information

Constituency Information

Proposer Information

Endorser Information

Endorser 1

Endorser 2

Endorser 3

Endorser 4

I hereby certify that the information I entered above is correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that a false statement may disqualify me for being considered as a candidate for the Progressive Party.