Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation

Electoral Observation Mission in Nevis - July 11, 2011

Preliminary Statement on Nevis Island Local Assembly Election Day - July 13, 2011

Following an invitation by the Federal authorities in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Organization of American States (OAS) deployed an Electoral Observation Mission of five experts and observers from three Member States for Nevis Island Assembly elections. This was the first time that the OAS observed a local election in the Caribbean, and the second deployment of an electoral observation mission in St. Kitts and Nevis, the first being the 2010 General Elections. 

On Election Day, the OAS international observers were deployed in all five constituencies and visited all of the polling sites. Once the polls were closed, they observed the collection and counting of the ballots.


The Mission wishes to congratulate the people of Nevis for their high turnout and peaceful exercise of their right to vote during this election. Likewise, the Mission notes with satisfaction the dedication and commitment of the poll workers to ensure a smooth process during election day, and the improved distribution of voters through polling stations in accordance with the OAS observations made in 2010. 

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