Saba 2019 Island Council and Senate Electoral College Elections: Technical Observation and Assessment

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A supporter of a candidate for Saba Island Council elections stands with a banner outside of one of the island's two polling stations in Windwardside.
Publication Date: 
1 Aug 2019

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Author(s): 
Erica Shein and Katherine Ellena

On March 20, Saba, a special municipality in the Caribbean Netherlands, held elections for Island Council and the Netherlands Senate Electoral College. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems Director of Research and Technical Leadership Erica Shein and Senior Legal Advisor Katherine Ellena traveled to Saba to conduct a targeted electoral observation and technical assessment on behalf of the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands.

Saba 2019 Island Council and Senate Electoral College Elections: Technical Observation and Assessment offers a general overview of key features of the electoral process. The report’s conclusions and recommendations are based on a detailed desk study of the legal framework for elections, election results and secondary information sources; interviews with a range of stakeholders and interlocutors; and an observation of Election Day and the preliminary results announcement.