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Antigua and Barbuda General Election, 12 June 2014

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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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Election Campaign and Media

The Antigua and Barbuda electoral system does not stipulate a specific date when an official campaign period prior to election day should begin, however, based upon the Representation of the People’s Act 1975 Chapter 379, Part II, and Representation of the People’s Act Amendment No. 17 of 2001 Section 43 suggests that the campaign period may be understood to be the period immediately following the issue of the writ of the election concluding at midnight the day before the election is scheduled, and campaign finance regulations commence.

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