Published On: Mon, Jan 6th, 2020

Prosecutor’s Office: Vote buying/selling is illegal

Public Prosecutor's Office entrance

PHILIPSBURG — As residents prepare to go out and cast their votes on election day, ‪Thursday, January 9th, 2020‬, the Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten reminds the public at large about the country’s law on vote buying or selling.

This practice is considered illegal by law and therefore the Public Prosecutor’s Office strongly advises residents to refrain from engaging in this practice. Article ‪2:44‬ in the law book of country Sint Maarten highlights vote buying as a felony and Article ‪2:45‬ elaborates on vote selling also as a felony.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office encourages residents to learn the do’s and don’ts before voting. Use your right to vote in the best interest of Sint Maarten.

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