PHILIPSBURG–Seven candidates who contested the September 26 Parliamentary Elections with the People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) have not concluded the registration online nor provided the Electoral Council with any information.
The deadline for submission was Wednesday, October 26, a month after the polls.
Among the delinquent filers is PPA leader former Parliament Chairwoman Gracita Arrindell. She is joined on the list by six other candidates and together they represent half of the party’s slate of 14. The party did not gain any seats in the elections.
The other PPA candidates are Franchesca Arrindell, Cleopatra Dayday-Halley, Armando Gumbs, Bibiano Frensel Rimon, Patrick Williams and Johan Zwart.
One United St. Maarten Party (US Party) candidate – Jelen Coulanges – is also listed by the Council as delinquent.
At the end of the deadline, 113 of the 125 candidates had formally submitted their donation registration.
Four of the remaining 12 candidates did not submit the donation registration but have concluded the registration online with no possibility to make any more adjustments. These registrations have yet to be signed by the candidates and submitted to the Electoral Council.
All candidates not complying with the regulation will receive a letter from the Electoral Council with the request to submit their donation registration without further delay. Failure to do so will result in additional measures, the Council said on Thursday.