Elections Supervisor Wesley Howell recently took part in an international Election Observation Mission to the States of Jersey.
Mr. Howell formed part of a nine-member independent observer mission that included representatives from Kenya, France and the Isle of Man. Organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region Secretariat, the mission was headed by Martin Whitfield MSP, a Member of the Scottish Parliament.
Throughout the elections process, members of the mission met with stakeholders including officials, candidates and members of the public. Areas of the process under scrutiny included:
• political campaigning,
• electoral administration,
• voter registration and accessibility,
• polling (including postal and early ballots),
• counting and tabulation,
• post-election complaints and appeals.
Commenting on the experience Supervisor Howell said: “I am very pleased to have been invited to serve as an observer. It has enhanced my knowledge of the democratic processes, election legislation, policies, and practices in other countries. I see definite benefits to elections officials serving on these missions”.
For more information about the Cayman Islands Elections Office, visit www.elections.ky .
Note to Editors: The initial findings report by the Election Observation Mission to the States of Jersey is available here https://www.uk-cpa.org/media/4750/jersey-preliminary-statement.pdf .