All political parties must submit 2023 annual report before April 1 

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Philipsburg: The Electoral Council would like to remind all registered political parties, including those who did not participate in the 2024 parliamentary elections, that the  annual report for 2023 must be submitted to the Electoral Council before April 1st,  2024, as stipulated in Article 27 of the National Ordinance on Registration and  Finances of Political Parties.  

The annual report should include:

  • The composition of the board during 2023.
  • The amount of contributing members at the beginning and at the end of 2023.
  • The amount of contribution received from members during 2023.
  • An overview of activities carried out in 2023. 

The 2023 annual report must be accompanied by a financial report as laid down in  article 28 of the aforementioned National Ordinance which states that the financial  report should at least include:

  • The financial position at the start and the end of 2023.
  • A specified statement of income and expenditure, as well as an auditor’s  report by a chartered accountant (Dutch: registered accountant/RA) regarding  the accuracy of the financial report.
  • Donations of ANG 5,000 or more from a source other than a natural person.
  • The total amount of donations, other than contributions from party members. 

The 2023 annual report can be submitted to the Electoral Council at the office  address of the Electoral Council mentioned below during office hours between 9:00  AM – 1:00 PM and between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

The Electoral Council is hereby  announcing that parties may also submit their annual report via email. Submissions  can be sent to info@ecsxm.org

The Electoral Council would like to remind all political parties that have not  submitted their outstanding annual reports prior to 2023, that this must also be done. 

The Electoral Council would like to remind all parties concerned that failure to comply with the National Ordinance on Registration and Finances of Political Parties may result in a penalty being imposed.  

For further information, the Electoral Council can be contacted via: 

Phone: +1721-543 9888 or +1721-522 5154 

Email: info@ecsxm.org 

Visit the official website of the Electoral Council:
Website: www.ecsxm.org 

Or visit the Electoral Council Office Location:
Joeliva Building, Charles Voges Street #7
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten