House of Assembly of the British Virgin Islands
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR) will be observing the upcoming General Election in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The CPA BIMR Team of international election observers will be in BVI from 17-27 April.
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) has been invited by the Governor of the British Virgin Islands, His Excellency John Ramkin CMG, to observe the upcoming General Election on 24 April. Both the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition have given their agreement to election observers coming to the Territory.
The Mission is an independent team of eight international observers, comprising of parliamentarians, officials and analysts.
The purpose of the Mission is to evaluate whether the electoral process adheres to international obligations and domestic laws, and it will be facilitated with the highest standards of professionalism and impartiality. CPA BIMR has no vested interest in the outcome of this election. Rather, it seeks to strengthen parliamentary democracy on an impartial basis.
Ahead of the election, the CPA BIMR Mission will meet with key stakeholders including officials, candidates, civil society, and members of the public.
Initial findings will be published on Wednesday 26 April, and the Final Report including recommendations will be published within two months of the election date. All findings will be publicly available.
This is the fourth election to which BVI has invited international observers. The first observed election took place in 2011.
For more information about the Mission, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2019 CPA BIMR Election Observation Mission in BVI with the former Supervisor of Elections