On March 21, residents in the Caribbean Netherlands may participate in a consultative referendum on the new Law on the Intelligence and Security Services Wiv 2017.
This week, Government Service Caribbean Netherlands RCN is starting a six-week information campaign in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Various means of communication will be used such as advertisements, radio and TV commercials and Facebook messages to provide persons eligible to vote with information for them to carry out their voting rights.
The campaign,with the theme “Every Vote Counts,” aims to make every resident aware of the referendum and who can vote where, and at what times. There will also be information about the ballot paper and about how to vote by proxy.
On the website www.rijksdienstcn.com/referendumwiv2017/en one can find explanation about the voting process and rules.
More information (in Dutch) about the law on which the referendum is held can be found on the website of www.referendumcommissie.nl.
RCN is carrying out the information campaign in Bonaire, Statia and Saba on behalf of the Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations. The public entities are responsible for the organisation of the consultative referendum.
The Daily Herald.