Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

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1. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

2. Is there a ban on donations from foreign interests to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

3. Is there a ban on corporate donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

4. Is there a ban on corporate donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

5. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

6. Is there a ban on donations from Trade Unions to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

7. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

8. Is there a ban on anonymous donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

9. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.

    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

10. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with government contracts to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There is no campaign financing legislation.

  • Source

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

11. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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  • Source

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.

    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

12. Is there a ban on donations from corporations with partial government ownership to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There is no campaign financing legislation.

  • Source

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

  • Source

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

14. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

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  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

15. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during a non-election specific period, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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16. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

17. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a political party during an election, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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18. Is there a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate?
  • CodeNo
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  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

19. If there is a limit on the amount a donor can contribute to a candidate, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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20. Is there a limit on the amount a candidate can contribute to their own election campaign?
  • CodeNo
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  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

21. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to political parties?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

22. Is there a limit on in-kind donations to candidates?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

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  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

23. Is there a ban on political parties engaging in commercial activities?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

24. Is there a ban on political parties taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

25. Is there a ban on candidates taking loans in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

26. Is there a ban on donors to political parties/candidates participating in public tender/procurement processes?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There is no obligation for the political party to declaie its donors' identity.

  • Source

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.

    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

27. Are there provisions requiring donations to go through the banking system?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There is no regulation regarding donations.

  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

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28. Are there provisions for direct public funding to political parties?
  • CodeYes, regularly provided funding
  • Comment

    Only for the political parties with the representation in the parliament. After 2015 elections, there are only two parties in the parliament.

  • Source

    While a modicum of state financing exists in the form of a subvention to parliamentary parties and duty free access to election paraphernalia and vehicles, third (smaller) parties are excluded as these benefits are made available only to political parties with representation in the outgoing parliament.
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

29. What are the eligibility criteria for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeRepresentation in elected body
  • Comment

    Only for the political parties with the representation in the parliament. After 2015 elections, there are only two parties in the parliament.

  • Source

    While a modicum of state financing exists in the form of a subvention to parliamentary parties and duty free access to election paraphernalia and vehicles, third (smaller) parties are excluded as these benefits are made available only to political parties with representation in the outgoing parliament.
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

30. What is the allocation calculation for political parties to receive public funding?
  • CodeNo data
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31. What are the provisions on 'ear marking' direct public funding to political parties (how it should be used)?
  • CodeNo data
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32. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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33. What criteria determine allocation for free or subsidized access to media for political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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34. Are there provisions for free or subsidized access to media for candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

     

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]

    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

     

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.

    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

35. Are there provisions for any other form of indirect public funding?
  • CodeTax relief
  • Comment

    Duty free access to election paraphernalia and vehicles for the parliamentary parties.

  • Source

    While a modicum of state financing exists in the form of a subvention to parliamentary parties and duty free access to election paraphernalia and vehicles, third (smaller) parties are excluded as these benefits are made available only to political parties with representation in the outgoing parliament.
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

36. Is the provision of direct public funding to political parties tied to gender equality among candidates?
  • CodeNo
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    However, some of their major concerns are as follows: [...]

    · The lack of equal opportunity for women to contest elections on behalf of the major political parties. [...]

    Source: CARICOM (2015), Report of the CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to the General Elections of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 9 December 2015, CARICOM

    While a modicum of state financing exists in the form of a subvention to parliamentary parties and duty free access to election paraphernalia and vehicles, third (smaller) parties are excluded as these benefits are made available only to political parties with representation in the outgoing parliament.
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

37. Are there provisions for other financial advantages to encourage gender equality in political parties?
  • CodeNo data
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38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
  • CodeYes
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    44. (1) The following persons shall be deemed guilty of bribery within the meaning of this Act -

    (a) any person who, directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, gives, lends, agrees to give or lend, or offers promises to procure or to endeavour to procure, any money or valuable consideration to or for any voter, or to or for any other person in order to induce any voter to vote or refrain from voting, or corruptly does any such act as aforesaid on account of any voter having voted or refrained from voting at any election;

    (b) any person who, directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, gives or procures, or agrees to give or procure, or offers, promises, or promises to procure or to endeavour to procure, any office, place or employment to or for any voter, or to or for any person on behalf of any voter or to or for any other person in order to induce such voter to vote or refrain from voting or corruptly does any voting, or corruptly does any such act as aforesaid on account of any voter having voted or refrained from voting at any election;

    (c) any person who, directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, makes any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement, or agreement as aforesaid to or for any person, in order to induce such person to procure, or endeavour to procure, the return of any person as an elected member of the House of Assembly, or the vote of any voter at any election;

    (d) any person who, upon or in consequence of any such gift, loan, offer, promise, procurement or agreement, procures or engages, promises or endeavours to procure, the return of any person as an elected member of the House of Assembly or the vote of any voter at any election;

    (e) any person who advances or pays, or causes to be paid, any money to or to the use of any other person with the intent that such money, or any part thereof, shall be expended in bribery at any election or who knowingly pays or causes to be paid any money to any person in discharge of repayment of any money wholly or in part expended in bribery at any such election;

    (f) any voter who, before or during any election, directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, receives, agrees or contracts for any money, gift, loan or valuable

    consideration, office, place or employment for himself or for any other person, for voting or agreeing to vote, or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting at any election; and

    (g) any person who, after any election, directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf, receives any money or valuable consideration on account of any person having induced any other person to vote or refrain from voting at any such election.

    Source: Article 44.(1), Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

39. Are there limits on the amount a political party can spend?
  • CodeNo
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    However, some of their major concerns are as follows: [...]

    · The lack of legislation to limit the expenditure by political parties [...]

    Source: CARICOM (2015), Report of the CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to theGeneral Elections of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 9 December 2015, CARICOM

40. If there are limits on the amount a political party can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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41. Are there limits on the amount a candidate can spend?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

     There is no campaign financing legislation.

  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

     

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]

    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

     

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.

    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

42. If there are limits on the amount a candidate can spend, what is the limit?
  • CodeNot applicable
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43. Are there limits on the amount that third parties can spend on election campaign activities?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There is no campaign financing legislation.

  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

     

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]

    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

     

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.

    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There is no campaign financing legislation.

  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

45. Are there limits on online media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There is no campaign financing legislation.

  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

46. Do any other restrictions on online media advertisement (beyond limits) exist?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There is no campaign financing legislation.

  • Source

    Source: Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

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47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
  • CodeNo
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    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.

    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

48. Do political parties have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

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    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

49. Do candidates have to report on their election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

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    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

50. Do third parties have to report on election campaign finances?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There are no regulations regarding third parties.

  • Source

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

51. Is information in reports from political parties and/or candidates to be made public?
  • CodeNot applicable
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52. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates reveal the identity of donors?
  • CodeNot applicable
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53. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized income?
  • CodeNot applicable
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54. Must reports from political parties and/or candidates include information on itemized spending?
  • CodeNot applicable
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55. Which institution(s) receives financial reports from political parties and/or candidates?
  • CodeNot applicable
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56. Which institution(s) is responsible for examining financial reports and/or investigating violations?
  • CodeNo
  • Comment

    There are no campaign finance regulations.

  • Source

    Several stakeholders mentioned the lack of campaign financing legislation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, [...]
    Source: OAS (2015), Electoral Observation Mission Final Report, General Elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, December 9, 2015, OAS

    The Team was informed that there is no legislative framework governing campaign financing and that political parties are not under any obligation to declare their sources of funding.
    Source: The Commonwealth (2015), Commonwealth Election Observer Group, St Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections, 9 December 2015, The Commonwealth, London

57. What power is granted to the institution(s) responsible for examining reports and/or investigating violations?
  • Code Not applicable
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58. What sanctions are provided for political finance infractions?
  • CodeFines | Prison | Loss of political rights | Loss of elected office
  • Comment

    Sanctions refer only to bribery.

  • Source

    48. Any person who is guilty of bribery, treating or undue influence under the provisions of this Act, is liable to a fine of seven hundred and fifty dollars and to imprisonment for six months.
    Source: Article 48, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines's Constitution of 1979

    50. Any person who is convicted of bribery, treating, undue influence or personating or of aiding, counselling, or procuring the commission of the offence of personation shall (in addition to any other punishment) be incapable during a period of seven years from the date of conviction –

    (a) of being registered as a voter, or of voting at any election of a member of the House of Assembly;

    (b) of being elected or appointed a member of the House of Assembly, or, if elected or appointed before his conviction, of retaining his seat as such member.

    Source: Article 50, Representation of the People Act, 1982 (amended 2009)

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