St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Candidates from the five political parties – Peoples Action Movement (PAM), St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) and the People’s Labour Party (PLP) and perhaps Independent Candidates are up for Nominations on Wednesday, May 27.
Candidates must be nominated by at least two registered voters of the constituency in which the candidate seeks election. A deposit of $150 is also required. Voters for the June 5 election are those registered to vote as of March 31, 2020. The number of registered voters stands at 45,000.
“The Register of Voters for this election consists of the persons who were registered to vote as of 31st March 2020. This is in accordance with Section 51 subsections (1) & (2) of the National Assembly Elections Act which indicates that the register should include the last publishable revised monthly list. The date of the poll being 5th June, means that the registrants for March having passed the public scrutiny and is publishable between the 15th and 31st May are the last set of registrants that will be added to the register, and thus become eligible to vote. Put another way, registrants on the Annual Register plus those who registered in December through to March are eligible to vote.”
Supervisor of Elections Elvin Bailey said details about polling stations would be published shortly.
“Due to these numbers, and based on the requirements for COVID-19, adjustments have had to be made to some of the polling stations. The sites of these stations will be made available soon and will be posted in conspicuous places per district and in newspapers. Please pay attention to ensure that you know where your polling station is.
I am encouraged that the public is already examining the register to ensure their names are registered and for where. I urge them to continue to do so. These registers will shortly be displayed in the public domain and at the Electoral Offices in Charlestown and in Basseterre. Almost 130 polling stations have been established to accommodate voters. For ease of the voters, every effort has been made to keep each station at 450 or so voters. Again, a list of the stations and voters assigned will be published in the local newspapers and displayed at public buildings in each district.”