PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, August 19th of last, the Central Voting Bureau held a public meeting - in accordance with article 30 Kiesverordening - regarding the validity of the lists of candidates and the maintenance of candidates on the lists. As per article 33 Kiesverordening, any voter can appeal a decision taken in said meeting, within a period of two days. As said two day period ended on a Sunday, it automatically extends to Monday, August 22nd as per article 133 Kiesverordening. As such, yesterday was the final day for the filing of an appeal.
Political Parties has to wait until September 2nd for color and numbering says voting bureau.
New Political Parties not amused by the delay due to Appeal filed by USP --- hearing on August 29th.
PHILIPSBURG:--- As per article 36, paragraph 1 Kiesverordening, the Central Voting Bureau will hold a public meeting to number the lists of candidates, providing an appeal has not been filed. I have been informed by the Court in First Instance that an appeal was indeed filed by an eligible voter. As such, the public meeting regarding the numbering of the lists can only take place after the decision of the Court in First Instance as per article 36, paragraph 1 Kiesverordening. I have been informed by the Court that the hearing will take place on Monday, August 29th. As per article 35, paragraph 1 Kiesverordening, the judge will decide ultimately the third day after the hearing. As such, the public meeting of the Central Voting Bureau regarding the numbering of the lists is scheduled for Friday, September 2.
A press release from the SDM states that they will be holding a press conference in front of the Government Administrative building a 2pm today to express their concerns and how the new political parties are being affected by the delay of the assigning numbers and colors for the new parties and how it is affecting their marketing and political campaign for the September 26th Parliamentary elections.
As per article 36, paragraph 2 Kiesverordening, during the hearing of the Central Voting Bureau regarding the numbering of the lists, the person that has submitted the list or a candidate as mentioned in article 28 paragraph 4 Kiesverordening can indicate in writing what the color of preference is for their political party.
You will receive the official notification regarding the public meeting of the Central Voting Bureau regarding the numbering of the lists and the assignment of color.
Chairman of the Central Voting Bureau Jason Rogers.