ABEC Seeks Referendum Monitors

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Monday 8th October, 2018-Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) is seeking referendum monitors, ahead of November 6th, 2018.

In a statement, ABEC outlined the Supervisor of Elections is inviting community organizations to nominate people for the positions.

According to the Constitutional Referendum Regulations Statutory Instrument, Clause 5:

 A community organization shall, not later than 14 days prior to the Referendum, submit in writing to the Supervisor of Elections-

 (a) The name of three referendum monitors for each polling station in the Constituency for appointment as referendum monitors.

 (b)The name of one referendum monitor for the appointment as the Chief Referendum Monitor to oversee the operation of the conduct of the referendum in the constituency.

 Where no names of Referendum monitors have been submitted by a community organization of a constituency at the end of the date for submission of names, the Supervisor shall consult with the Christian Council and the Labour Unions to assist in the selection of monitors for the Referendum

 A community organization includes civil society organizations, commercial bodies, farmers organizations, media bodies, political parties, religious organizations and trade unions.

A total of 171 polling stations will be used for the process.

Locations are being finalized.