ABEC issues warning to political parties over campaign finance reporting

ABEC Chairman Nathaniel Paddy James

The Antigua Barbuda Electoral Commission says it will implement the penalty for political parties who do not disclose the sources of their campaign financing on time.

ABEC is reminding political parties with candidates that contested the 2018 General Elections to file with the Electoral Commission six (6) weeks after an election, a statement showing contributions made by individuals and entities to the Commission.

This is a requirement under Section 43 (3 and 6) of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act # 17 of 2001.

“At a meeting held today (Wednesday), the Commission indicated that it will enforce the section which states “any political party who fails to comply with the provisions of the Act there in stated shall be charged the sum of EC $2000 per day for each day of not filing the said statement,” ABEC said in a news release.


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