Election Committee meets to discuss upcoming Chamber Bi-Election



PHILIPSBURG, The Election Committee of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce met to discuss the upcoming Chamber Bi-Election.

The Electorate

In accordance with Federal Ordinance of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (P.B. 1944 No.202) one position on the Board representing Small Business has become vacant due to a resignation.

Voters for Small Businesses are those entitled to vote, whose names appear in the Commercial Register as involved in an established company with less than NAf. 100,000 capital investment.

Consequently, the Election Committee will sit and subsequently inform of the Bi-Election date.

Eligible voters are persons who meet all of the following requirements:

Residents (those registered with the Registry Office for 2 years);

 Of Dutch citizenship/nationality;

 25 years or older as of August 15, 2016;

 Involved in an established company;

 No incompatibilities (more persons in the same business);

 Not excluded from eligibility (see entitled to vote).

Who for one year, immediately preceding the making up of the Register of Voters, appear in the Commercial Register of the Chamber as: Owner, partner, manager, deputy manager, managing director, supervisory director, general attorney or proxy holders (with no limitations).

Excluded From Voting Are:

 Prisoners, persons put in a ward because of insanity, persons adjudged bankrupt, etc.

Duration of Membership

A term of office lasts three years. Each year, one third of the membership steps down by rotation. Temporary vacancies: also stepping down by rotation.

 Voluntary resignation.

 Dismissal by law.

“We want to advise all businesses who want to take part in the bi-election to first settle their outstanding bills at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry,” the press release from the Chamber said.