PHILIPSBURG–Five of the six political parties contesting the February 26 snap parliamentary election have errors related to their slates of candidates and supporting documents. The only party that was error-free was United Democrats.
“After examining the lists of candidates with supporting documents, we have encountered discrepancies with every list, with the exception of that of the United Democrats,” Central Voting Bureau Chairman Jason Rogers told The Daily Herald.
Discrepancies encountered vary from incorrect dates of birth, addresses, missing required supporting documentation, unsigned consent form of candidates and others. All parties received written correspondence outlining their shortcomings from the Central Voting Bureau on Friday at 9:30am.
The five parties – St. Maarten Development Movement (SDM), St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP), National Alliance (NA), United St. Maarten Party (US Party) and People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) – have until 5:00pm Monday, January 15, to correct their errors or risk not making it onto the ballot.
Parties have been given three days to remedy their defaults in accordance with paragraph 3 of article 28 of the electoral regulations.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/72706-united-democrats-only-error-free-list