Electoral Council calls on parties to help candidates

PHILIPSBURG–The Electoral Council reminds the 93 candidates who contested the February 26 snap election that in accordance with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties, they are required to record all donations, be it in cash, by cheque or in kind. These records must be submitted to the Electoral Council no later than Monday, March 26.

All candidates, including those with zero donations, are required to submit their original signed and dated donation registration to the Electoral Council.

Candidates and political parties are also informed that due to the damage to its office, the Electoral Council will not be able to assist candidates with the completion of their donation registrations.

Candidates experiencing difficulties with entering the information in the online donation registration are advised to seek assistance from their party.

The Electoral Council calls on all party boards to monitor donations received by their candidates and to assist them with the accurate registration of donations.

The Electoral Council sent the login credentials to all candidates at the beginning of March. Candidates who did not receive this e-mail with instructions on how to access the database to complete their donation registration digitally should contact the Electoral Council via e-mail at

info@ecsxm.org .

Hurricane Irma has left the Electoral Council without its office. All candidates can submit their donations registrations to the Electoral Council representative in conference room 4 in the Government Administration Building today, Tuesday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 21, from 1:30 to 5:30pm; Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, from 9:00am to 1:00pm; and Monday, March 26, from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/74816-electoral-council-calls-on-parties-to-help-candidates