PRELIMINARY STATEMENT OF OBSERVATIONS AND FINDINGS
OF THE CARICOM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION (CEOM)
TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS OF GRENADA
MARCH 13, 2018
At the invitation of the Government of Grenada the CARICOM Secretariat constituted an eleven-member team to observe Grenada’s Parliamentary Election held March 13, 2018.
The Mission was led by Ms. Pauline Welsh, Director of Legal Affairs, Research and Development at the Electoral Commission of Jamaica and comprised observers from The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Secretary-General informed the group that its terms of reference would be:
(i) to observe the electoral process, including the preparations for the start of the poll, the casting of votes, the closure of polling stations, the counting of the ballots and the preparation of the Statement of Poll;
(ii) collect information on the results at the voting tables to assist in the quantitative verification of the results;
(iii) collect qualitative observations regarding the voting process, comportment of the electoral officials and political actors, and on the overall electoral environment. (more…)