PHILIPSBURG:— The Electoral Council would like to remind all eight registered political parties that the annual report for 2015 should be submitted to the Electoral Council before April 1st, 2016, as stipulated in article 27 of the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties. This means that the final day to submit the annual reports of the political parties is Thursday March 31st, 2016. The annual report should include:
a. The composition of the board during 2015.
b. The amount of contributing members at the beginning and at the end of 2015.
c. The amount of contribution received during 2015.
d. An overview of activities carried out in 2015.
The 2015 annual report should be accompanied by a financial report as laid down in article 28 of the aforementioned National Ordinance which states that the financial report should at least include:
a. The financial position at the start and end of 2015.
b. A specified statement of income and expenditure, as well as an auditor’s report by a certified accountant (Dutch: registeraccountant/RA) regarding the accuracy of the financial report.
c. Donations of ANG 5,000 or more from a source other than a natural person.
d. The total amount of donations, other than contributions from party members.
The Electoral Council would like to remind all parties concerned that failure to comply with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties could result in a penalty being imposed.
The Electoral Council is currently in the process of the initial review of the 2015 donations registrations of the political parties.
Source: St. Martin News Network Deadline submission 2015 annual report of political parties.