Dominica General Elections Caribbean Community (CARICOM) sends Electoral Observer Mission

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) On the invitation of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has mounted a CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission to monitor the General Elections to be held on 8 December 2014.

The CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission comprises members from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as from the CARICOM Secretariat. The Mission will liaise with their counterparts from the Organisation of the Americas and the Commonwealth Secretariat to observe the process in the interest of transparency and good governance.

The CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission will be headed by Ms. Lena Champa Sahadeo, Deputy Chief of Elections, from Trinidad and Tobago.

The Mission will meet with the Dominican electoral officials, the leaders of the political parties as well as other stakeholders. A courtesy call will be made to the Prime Minister. The Mission will also monitor the final days of the campaign and the technical preparations for the Elections.

On the day of the Elections, the Observer Mission will monitor the electoral process, including the opening of the Poll, the voting process, the closing of the Poll and the counting of ballots. The Mission will issue a preliminary statement based on the Mission’s observations and findings. A Report of the General Elections will be subsequently prepared and submitted to the CARICOM Secretary-General.
The Mission will be in Dominica from 4 to 11 December 2014.

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