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The Commission today, 22nd November 2023 held the registration ceremony of the Seychelles National Alliance Party, as a Political Party in accordance with the Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) Act.

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Mr. Danny Lucas, congratulated the Party for embarking on the journey towards the promotion of democracy.

The Seychelles National Alliance Party (SNAP) is now the 8th registered Political Party in the Electoral Commissions’ Register of Political Parties.

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ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA AND ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF SEYCHELLES SIGN MOU FOR COOPERATION

Tuesday 26th September 2023

The Election Commission of India (ECI) and Electoral Commission of Seychelles (ECS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in electoral management. The MoU was signed by Mr. Danny Lucas, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and Shri Rajiv Kumar, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India in a ceremony on 26th September 2023 at the Electoral Commission of Seychelles Headquarters. Shri Rajiv Kumar, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, is on an official visit to Seychelles from 26-28 September 2023.

The MoU seeks to strengthen cooperation between ECI and ECS by establishing an institutional mechanism in order to improve electoral management and administration, build on mutual experience and facilitate exchange of expertise and other relevant information, including the digitalization of electoral process and its potential benefits.

The ceremony was also attended by the visiting delegation of Deputy Election Commissioners from India, Shri Hirdesh Kumar and Shri Ram Kumar Gupta along with the High Commissioner of India to Seychelles Shri Kartik Pande. Officials from the Electoral of Seychelles and the Foreign Affairs Department of Seychelles also participated in the event.

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International Democracy Day

Empowering young Seychellois to participate responsibly in politics is key to ensure continuity and enhancement of democracy in Seychelles.

The theme for the 2024 International Democracy Day, which is celebrated on 15th September, is “Empowering the Next Generation”.
In that respect the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Mr. Danny Lucas, wishes to emphasize the importance of youth involvement in the advancement of democracy.
The participation of youth in politics and therefore elections, is a crucial step towards the promotion of civic engagement, with the aimed focus on aspiring and promoting leadership qualities.
The Commission wishes to reiterate its engagement in its endeavour, to have a high participation of youth in elections and electoral activities throughout the electoral cycle.
Empowering the next generation of Seychellois is the only way to guarantee the quality of democratic governance and therefore sustainable practices for the Seychelles.
We therefore call upon the youth to come forward and take the challenge to participate whilst enjoying their constitutional rights and responsibilities as young voters and leaders.

 

 Registration of Seychelles United Movement

  
The Commission today 25th August 2023 held the registration ceremony of the Seychelles United Movement as a Political Party in accordance with the Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) Act.
The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Mr. Danny Lucas, congratulated the Party for embarking on the journey towards the promotion of democracy.
The Seychelles United Movement is now the 7th registered Political Party in the Electoral Commissions' Register of Political Parties.

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The Certification of voters register 2023

 The Chief Registration Officer Ms. Sheena Boniface certified the 2023 register of Voters on Friday 31st of March in the presence of Commissioners of the Electoral Commission, secretariat staff and media representatives.

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The newly certified register has in total 73,455 registered voter with Anse Etoile being the largest electoral area (3,996 Voters) and Roche Caiman the smallest (1,973 voters). A total of 776 deceased received from civil status have been removed from the register. During the event, Ms. Boniface talked about the different activities conducted during 2022 to bring the registration service closer to the voting population. Some of the challenges and way forward for 2023 were also highlighted.

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The Chief Registration Officer thanked all partners and organizations that have assisted the unit in the conduct of registration exercises and counts on their collaboration for the year 2023.

 

 Commissioners

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Chairperson
Danny Lucas
 
 henry
Commissioner
Henry Bastienne
 didon
Commissioner
Wendy Didon

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Commissioner
Veronique Bonnelame- Alcindor

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Commissioner
Patrick Hoareau
 jenny
Commissioner
Jenny Adrienne
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Commissioner
Norlis Rose-Hoareau

 

 

Management

   

 CEO
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)
Manuella Amesbury

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Personal Asistant to the CEO
Nadine Govinden Delorie 
 

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Chief Registration Officer
Sheena Boniface
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 Finance Manager
Rose-Marie Richard
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IT Manager
Christopher Anthony 

Verona
HR & Admin Manager
Verona Joubert

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Senior Legal Officer
Florie Benstrong

 


Electoral Support Officer
Vacant

 

   
Registration Officers    
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Headquarters SACOS Tower
Senior Registration Officer

Marinette Esparon

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Baie-Ste-Anne DA’s Office
Farida Esparon

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Baie-Ste-Anne DA’s Office
Meltanne Uzice

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La-Digue DA’s Office
Deborah Ernesta

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Headquarters SACOS Tower
Vered Jeannie 


Andreanna
Headquarters SACOS Tower
Andreana Leste


   

LOGISTICS, TRANSPORT AND

ADMINISTRATION

   
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Logistics Officer
Allain Jean

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Assistant Finance and 
Administration Officer
Stephanie Dixie

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Transport Assistant
Don Max
Support Staff     


House keeper
Sandra Payet


House keeper
Christianne Victor
 

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Registration Officers and Allocated Electoral Areas

 

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(VACANT) EA distributed
among other officers

Beau Vallon
Belombre
Glacis
Anse Etoile
Saint Louis

Bel Air
Roche Caiman
Les Mamelles
Cascade
Pointe Larue
Anse Aux Pins

Marinette Esparon

Andreanna Leste

Baie Lazare
Anse Boileau
Port Glaud
Grand Anse Mahe
Ile Perseverance
English River

Mont Buxton
Mont Fleuri
Plaisance
Au cap
Anse Royale
Takamaka

 

Meltanne Uzice 

Grand Anse Praslin

Farida Esparon

Baie Ste Anne Praslin

Deborah Ernesta

Inner Islands

There are 8 registered Political Party in the Electoral Commissions’ Register of Political Parties. 

 

Name of Party

Party Leader

Registered address of office

Independent Conservative Union Seychelles Mr. Mariam Vandagne La Retraite, Mahe
Lafors Sosyal Demokratik Mr. Jimmy Gabriel N/A
Linyon Demokratik Seselwa Mr. Roger Mancienne Lakaz Seselwa Mont Fleuri
Linyon Sanzman Mr. Martin Aglae N/A
One Seychelles Mr. Yvon Esther Room 2, 2nd Floor, Olivier Maradan Building,
Olivier Maradan Street
Seychelles United Movement Mr. Maarco Francis House of Francis

Seychelles National Alliance Party (SNAP)

Vincent Padayachy Unique Building Providence

United Seychelles

Mr. Patrick Herminie

Maison Du Peuple, Bois de Rose, Victoria