Chief Elections Officer – Carson Raggie
Carson Raggie was born in Saint Lucia on August 30, 1949. He was educated in Saint Lucia, graduating with an Executive Diploma in Management from the university of the West Indies (UWI) through the Centre for Management Development – (CDM), a programe offered in Saint Lucia and other participating countries in the Caribbean region.
Leading up to his appointment as Saint Lucia’s Chief Elections Officer in February 2003, he served as Assistant Chief Elections Officer for six (6) years during which period, he played a major role in the administrative conduct of three parliamentary elections; two General and one By held in 1997, 2001 and 1998 respectively. Following his conformation in the position of Chief Elections Officer, other major accomplishments were: the successful administrative conduct of the General Election of December 3, 2001and December 11, 2006, and two By-Elections of March 13, 2006 and November 26, 2007. His contribution to the electoral fraternity prior permanent employment with the Electoral Department, spans nearly two (2) decades (1979 – 1996) during which period, he served in the positions of Registration Officer, Elections Clerk and Returning Officer.
Other electoral work experiences include his participation in developmental courses, workshops/conferences and Election Observation Missions held throughout the world. Ever since he began functioning in the office of the Chief Elections Officer, he instituted significant administrative changes within the organization, as well as the commissioning of various electoral reforms necessary for the enhancement of the electoral process.
These achievements have no doubt contributed immensely to the integrity of the electoral system, which ultimately led to the improved confidence in Saint Lucia’s electoral process.