USA / DOMINICA – The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States present in the Commonwealth of Dominica, commends citizens on the peaceful conduct of the December 6, 2022, general elections.
The Mission was led by the former prime minister of The Bahamas, Perry G. Christie, and comprised 16 experts and observers from ten countries, three of whom worked virtually.
On Election Day the team was present in the fifteen constituencies of Dominica in which elections were held, and observed the process from the opening of polling stations, through to the tabulation of ballots and the transmission of results. The Mission also analysed key aspects of the electoral process, including electoral organization and registries, electoral 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 (including independent candidates), civil society actors, and other international observers, to gather perspectives on the organization of the elections and the overall electoral process. The Mission’s experts also analysed existing electoral legislation, regulations and procedures to ensure a full understanding of the context in which the poll was held.
Information provided by the Electoral Office indicated that 60,330 persons were eligible to vote in the 15 constituencies in which elections were held.
Full preliminary report is available here.