Prime Minister Roosavelt Skerrit has requested the Organization of American States (OAS) to send an electoral observation group for the general elections in Dominica, scheduled for December 18, 2009.
The first observers will arrive today, Wednesday, December 9, to prepare the transportation and communication infrastructure of the mission. OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza appointed Steven Griner, the Head of the Electoral Observation Section of the OAS Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation, to serve as the Chief of Mission.
Steven Griner will arrive on December 13 to meet with political leaders, governmental representatives, and electoral authorities. The mission consists of twelve people from eight different OAS member countries. These observers will visit polling centers in each of the 21 political constituencies of the country. The Mission will remain until the promulgation of the final results. The Chief of Mission will report to the OAS Permanent Council the observations of the missions in early January.