Parliament meeting postponed to 24

POSTED: 11/19/14 9:24 AM

St. Maarten – The Parliament meeting scheduled for today to discuss election discrepancies has been rescheduled to Monday November 24th at 10:00am.

The agenda point is a discussion with the main voting bureau and the civil registry department concerning discrepancies that occurred during and in preparation of the August 29th parliamentary elections. The discrepancies noted are: at the Prison polling station; usage of foreign identification for voting purposes; discrepancies at specific polling stations in ballot counting; discrepancies of the lack of privacy during the supporting of the candidate list; discrepancies in the information given to political parties as it related to placement of campaign material.

Other points to be brought forward in the Central Committee meeting are: changes in the Electoral Law as it relates to having a structured chronological order; Increase of polling stations in 2014 in comparison to 2010; Implementation of electronic voting; If there any articles that are conflicting with each other?; and if there any articles wrongfully written?

This meeting has been requested by Members of Parliament (MP) Hon. Leona Marlin-Romeo, MP Hon. Tamara Leonard and MP Hon. Cornelius de Weever. Members of the public are invited to attend the session.

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