PHILIPSBURG–The Central Voting Bureau will hold a session in the Legislative Hall of the House of Parliament at 4:00pm on Monday, December 2, to decide on the validity of the lists of candidates submitted to Bureau Chairman Jason Rogers on Nomination Day on November 21.
Also to be decided on will be the “maintenance of the candidates” on the list as well as the “maintenance of the designation” above each list.
The session will be open to eligible voters. Rogers said in a public notice that pursuant to article 33 of the Election Ordinance, any eligible voter can lodge an appeal within two days at the Court in First Instance of St. Maarten against decisions that were taken by the Central Voting Bureau during this session.
On Nomination Day, seven political parties submitted slates containing the names of 112 candidates to contest the snap parliamentary election on January 9, 2020. This is 19 more candidates than the 93 who contested the election a year ago in 2018 and one more political party than the six that contested last year.
A total of 29 of the 112 candidates are women and 83 are men. Of the 112 candidates 12 Members of Parliament (MPs) who are seeking re-election and three are ministers. There are 23,130 eligible voters for the upcoming election.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/92837-validity-of-lists-to-be-decided-december-2