All political parties and candidates must submit a register of donations by February deadlines

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Electoral Council would like to congratulate all political parties and candidates on their results in the parliamentary elections and hereby reminds all registered political parties that in accordance with article 37 paragraph 1 of the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties, they are required to submit to the Electoral Council a chronological register of donations of all donations received throughout the year 2023, be it in cash, by check or in kind, before February 1st, 2024. All political parties that did not receive any donations in 2023 must also submit a signed register. All parties that did not participate in the 2024 parliamentary must also maintain and submit a register of donations.

In addition and most importantly with regard to the parliamentary elections, the Electoral Council hereby notifies all candidates that pursuant to article 33 paragraph 2 of the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties all candidates must maintain a register of all donations received from the moment that they have been designated as a candidate by their political party.

The Electoral Council is hereby announcing that parties and candidates will be able to complete their register of donations via an online database that the Electoral Council has established for this purpose.

Within short, each party and candidate will receive an email with username, password and instructions on how to access the database in order to complete the registration digitally.

The Electoral Council advises all party boards to carefully monitor donations received by their candidates and – when necessary – to assist their candidates with the accurate registration of donations. Each candidate is required to date and sign his/her donations register and to certify that this is completed accurately and truthfully. Non-compliance with or violation of the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties is subject to penalty.

For further information, the Electoral Council can be contacted via:
Phone: 543 9888 or 522 5154
Email: [email protected]

Visit the official website of the Electoral Council via:

Or visit the Electoral Council Office Location:
Joeliva Building, Charles Voges Street #7
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

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