Voting cards to be given out via substations in districts

PHILIPSBURG–Voting cards for the snap parliamentary election set for February 26 will be distributed via the various substations in districts throughout the country.

  Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin said on Wednesday that she had met with Central Voting Bureau Chairman Jason Rogers on Monday to get an update on preparations for the election.

  “The advice to establish the voting districts and the voting district leaders are moving through the Government apparatus to be executed,” she said during the Council of Ministers press briefing.

  She said the Central Voting Bureau has proposed that the distribution of voting cards be done via substations in the districts. Postal Services St. Maarten (PSS) will make the deliveries. As it relates to cards that may be left at the different substations, she said that as prescribed by law, eight days before the election persons who have not received their voting card can go to the Civil Registry Department and present proper identification to receive a duplicate card.

  Romeo-Marlin said the Central Voting Bureau and the Department of Civil Registry (Census Office) will have a public relations campaign over the coming weeks that will include providing information regarding the guidelines from the Ministry of Justice for public order for elections. 

Source: The Daily Herald