PHILIPSBURG–Representatives of businesses in the country will get a chance to vote for three new representatives on the board of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) during elections on December 6.
Three positions will become vacant on the board as of January 1, 2020, and these positions will be filled by candidates elected on December 6.
Persons who want to vote for representatives of large businesses should ensure that their names appear in COCI’s Commercial Register as involved in an established company with a minimum capital investment of NAf. 100,000. Voters with an investment of less than NAf. 100,000 are classified as small businesses.
To be eligible to vote, persons must be registered at the Department of Civil Registry for two years, be of Dutch nationality, be 25 years of age or older as of August 15, 2018, and be involved in an established company.
Also, for one year immediately preceding the making up of the Voters List, the voter should appear in COCI’s Commercial Register as owner, partner, manager, deputy manager, managing director, supervisory director, general attorney or proxy-holder (with no limitations).
There should be no incompatibilities (more persons in the same business) and the person should not be excluded from eligibility. Excluded from voting are prisoners, persons placed in a ward because of insanity, and persons adjudged bankrupt, etc.
A term of office on the COCI board lasts three years. One third of the membership of the board steps down each year by rotation.
All participating businesses must be in good standing with the COCI and may request the issuance of their voter’s card in advance.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/91933-coci-election-on-dec-6-3-positions-up-for-grabs