The Board of Elections is requesting the respective Party leadership (Democratic, Republican, ICM) and Independent candidates in the 2022 General Election to submit a list of names for poll watchers and specify the Voting Center, that each poll watcher will be assigned. For example, in the St. Croix District, there are five (5) Vote Centers, so please specify up to three (3) poll watchers per Vote Center.
ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2022 GENERAL ELECTION
Supervisor of Elections, Caroline F. Fawkes, reminds the public that Absentee Applications are available for the 2022 General Election scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Please be reminded, you must apply by Tuesday, October 11, 2022, for any Absentee Ballot that must be mailed. This requirement is mandated to coordinate the timely delivery of your ballot with the United States Postal System. Application forms are available at the Elections System website- www.vivote.gov or any Elections System offices.
ELECTIONS SYSTEM VOTER REGISTRATION EXPO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022
Supervisor of Elections, Caroline F. Fawkes, wishes to inform the community of the Elections System National Voter Registration Expo. The Expo will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022, territory wide, from 9:00am-3:00pm. The Expo is held bi-annually in recognition of National Voter Registration with the intent of promoting voter registration before the General Election and the close of Voter Registration. The General Election will be held on November 8, 2022, and the last day to register to vote is October 9, 2022.
STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER TO VOTE
Supervisor of Elections Caroline F. Fawkes would like to advise the community, particularly parents and principals, that students seventeen and a half (17 ½) years of age are eligible to register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) years of age on or before November 8, 2022. The last day of voter registration to participate in the 2022 General Election is Sunday, October 9, 2022. The registration process is simple and very transparent. Office locations and regular hours are as follow:
2022 GENERAL ELECTION SAMPLE BALLOT & EARLY VOTING SITES
Supervisor of Elections, Caroline F. Fawkes, announces the availability of the 2022 General Election Sample Ballots. Sample Ballots can be obtained at the Elections System offices, or online at our website, www.vivote.gov. Office locations are as follow:
A Proclamation on National Voter Registration Day, 2022
The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy — it defines us as Americans and serves as the cornerstone of our liberty. With it, anything is possible in America; without it, nothing is. It is a legacy passed down by our greatest leaders — a legacy which provides each one of us with a voice in the creation of a better Nation. It is the source of our power as citizens, our mightiest tool of social transformation, and the stabilizing tradition that confers legitimacy to our system of Government.
A Proclamation on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and Constitution Week, 2022
America is founded on the most powerful idea in history — that we are all created equal. That idea sparked our revolution, ignited a wave of change across the world, and beats in the hearts of Americans today. It is central to our Constitution, and citizenship embodies a true faith and allegiance to give it full meaning in our everyday lives. On this Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and during this Constitution Week, we recommit to protecting and defending the very idea of America.
BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY
The Elections System of the Virgin Islands join the nation in celebrating National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. National Voter Registration Day is a civic holiday in the United States. The day seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach tens of thousands of voters who may not register otherwise. Supervisor Fawkes is encouraging all United States Citizens residing in the Virgin Islands to visit the Elections Offices and register to vote.
2022 ELECTION CALENDAR REVISED
Supervisor of Elections Caroline F. Fawkes is informing candidates and the public that the 2022 Election Calendar was amended as of Tuesday, September 12, 2022. The following changes were made:
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING REINSTATEMENT LETTERS
Bill 34-0230 was passed by the Honorable 34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, and signed into law by the Honorable Governor. An Act amending title 18 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, section 110, relating to registration of electors to require the Supervisor of Elections to compile an active vs. inactive voter’s list within 90 days after each General Election starting with the General Election in 2022. An amendment was made to make this bill take enactment once the Governor signs the bill.