Antigua and Barbuda General Election, 12 June 2014

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Antigua and Barbuda General Election, 12 June 2014
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Series Title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 30 September 2014
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-131-6
Pages: 32

The report of the Commonwealth Observer Mission for Antigua and Barbuda’s general election held on 12 June 2014. The mission was chaired by the Rt Hon Paul East QC, former Attorney General of New Zealand, and was comprised of 2 members in total.

The Mission found that the 2014 general election was conducted in a peaceful, credible and transparent manner. Voter turnout was high and the Mission commended the Electoral Commission on its management of the entire electoral process. The report makes a number of recommendations for consideration ahead of the next elections.



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Letter of Transmittal

1. Introduction
Terms of reference
Activities

2. Political Background
Brief historical context
Pre-election politics

3. The Electoral Framework and Election Administration
Electoral legislation
Constitutional arrangements
Constituencies Boundaries Commission
Electoral Commission
The mandate of the Electoral Commission
Media
Campaign finance
Voter registration qualifications
The electoral system
Nominations process
Nomination of candidates

4. Election Campaign and Media
Campaign period
Campaign environment
Civil society proposed code of conduct
Campaign finance
Campaign issues
Media
National internet media

5. Voting, Counting and Results
Key arrangements for election day
The voters’ register
Election materials
Arrangements for polling
Concerns about the polling environment
The voting procedure
Evaluation of election day
Opening of the polls
Voter turnout
Layout of polling stations
Priority voting
Training of polling staff
Polling agents
Domestic and international observers
The close of polls
The count
Overall assessment

6. Conclusions and Recommendations

Annexes
1. Invitation to Observe Election
2. Press Release
3. Biographies
4. List of Meetings Held
5. Election Outcome