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Preliminary Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission for the General Elections of August 5, 2022 in Saint Kitts and Nevis

  August 15, 2022

The full Preliminary Report is available here.

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States present in Saint Kitts and Nevis congratulates citizens on their peaceful and responsible participation in the General Elections of August 5, 2022, which saw an orderly transfer of authority to a new government.

The Mission, which was led by the former Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Honourable Bruce Golding, comprised eleven experts and observers from nine countries – three of whom worked virtually. On Election Day the team was present in all of the 11 constituencies of Saint Kitts and Nevis and observed the conduct of the poll from the opening of polling stations, through to the closing of polls. At the end of the day, the Mission observed the tabulation of ballots and the transmission of results at five counting centers in Saint Kitts. The Mission also analysed key aspects of the electoral process, including electoral organization and technology, electoral justice, political financing and the political participation of women.

During its deployment the Mission engaged with key stakeholders, including electoral and government authorities, political parties and candidates, civil society actors, the international community and other international observers, to gather perspectives on the organization of the elections and the overall electoral process. The Mission’s experts also analysed relevant electoral legislation, regulations and procedures to ensure a full understanding of the context in which the poll was held.

According to information provided by the Electoral Office, 50,933 persons were eligible to vote in these elections - 38,015 voters in Saint Kitts and 12,918 voters in Nevis.



The full Preliminary Report is available here.

Reference: S-010/22