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Legislative Assembly Dissolution

The announcement for the dissolution of the Montserrat Legislative Assembly is announced for August 15, 2014.

This means that General Elections 2014 can be held no less than 21 days from this date and no more than 90 days. While the dissolution must be published in the Gazette, there has been no proclamation by the Governor of an election date Premier Meade reportedly is sticking to his September 12 date.

The September 12 date had caused a request for a change of date from MP Victor James citing that Seventh Day Adventists while observing the Sabbath will not be able to listen to election results. According to Chairman Fergus the electoral Commission however a final date has been requested for another day instead of the 12th for obvious logistical reasons, as the SDA church in St. John’s would be requested for use as a polling station.

In the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, while trying to humiliate the leader of the opposition, the Premier sought to make it appear that the elections date was changed from his date because of a request from James. Elections will most likely take place on August 11, 2014 and nomination day which must be no less than seven days from polling day is hinted to be on August 25.

Meanwhile voter education continues as announced through to August 21, 2014.

 

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The announcement for the dissolution of the Montserrat Legislative Assembly is announced for August 15, 2014.

This means that General Elections 2014 can be held no less than 21 days from this date and no more than 90 days. While the dissolution must be published in the Gazette, there has been no proclamation by the Governor of an election date Premier Meade reportedly is sticking to his September 12 date.

The September 12 date had caused a request for a change of date from MP Victor James citing that Seventh Day Adventists while observing the Sabbath will not be able to listen to election results. According to Chairman Fergus the electoral Commission however a final date has been requested for another day instead of the 12th for obvious logistical reasons, as the SDA church in St. John’s would be requested for use as a polling station.

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In the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, while trying to humiliate the leader of the opposition, the Premier sought to make it appear that the elections date was changed from his date because of a request from James. Elections will most likely take place on August 11, 2014 and nomination day which must be no less than seven days from polling day is hinted to be on August 25.

Meanwhile voter education continues as announced through to August 21, 2014.