Referendum monitors needed

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In preparation for the upcoming referendum, the Supervisor of Elections is inviting community organisations to nominate persons for the role of “Referendum Monitors,” on November 6.
According to a release from the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC), for the purposes of this function, according to the Constitutional Referendum Regulations Statutory Instrument, Clause 5: A community organisation shall, no later than 14 days prior to the referendum, submit in writing to the Supervisor of Elections, the name of three referendum monitors for each polling station in the constituency.
ABEC stated that the name of one referendum monitor should be named for the appointment as the Chief Referendum Monitor to oversee the operation of the conduct of the referendum in the constituency, and where no names of Referendum Monitors have been submitted by a community organisation 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
ABEC said that a community organisation includes civil society organisations, commercial bodies, farmer’s organisations, media bodies, political parties, religious organisations and trade unions.
The government agency stated that a total of 171 polling stations will be used for the process, and the surnames for each station and locations are still being finalised.
That information will be released as soon as possible.

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