Persons employed in the legislative, executive or judicial branches of the Government of the United States Virgin Islands shall be eligible for nomination as candidates for public office but any such person who becomes a candidate for public office shall be granted and shall take a leave of absence from his governmental duties from the date of the filing of his nomination petition or paper until the date of the ensuing general election, unless the person is a candidate at a primary election who fails to be nominated, in which case the person's leave of absence may terminate immediately afte
Pursuant to Title 18 section 664 applications can be accepted up to 14 days before the day of the election, lists are available after that.
- Governor and Lt. Governor in the Revised Organic Act of 1954 section 11 Legislature in the Revised Organic Act of 1954 section 6
- Delegate to Congress Title 18 section 21 Virgin Islands Code
- Board of Education Title 17 section 21 Virgin Islands Code
- Board of Elections Title 18 section 41 Virgin Islands Code
Candidate means an individual who seeks nomination for election, or election, to any elective office of this Territory, whether or not such individual is elected and whether or not such individual has formally or publicly announced his candidacy. However, in order to be a "candidate" a person must have:
The most often heard excuse for not voting in an election is "my one little vote won't make a difference." Yet history is full of instances proving the enormous power of one single vote. In many cases, the course of nations has been changed because one individual ballot was cast -- or not cast -- depending upon your point of view. Consider this:
Yes, The day on which general elections are held shall be a legal holiday in the Virgin Islands, while all primary elections shall be held on a Saturday. All employees who are required to work on those days shall be entitled to two hours off from their jobs without loss of pay to vote in all primaries and elections, provided that they notify their employers before such primaries or elections of their intention to be absent for the purpose of voting.
You can get information about my rights and responsibilities as a voter form the Election System’s offices, from the website or view the information at the polls.
Any elector may be challenged by any qualified elector of the district, and any Watcher (candidate representative or representatives of issues) can challenge an elector. Any person challenging another individual swears or affirms to the oath administered.
What if my name is not in the district register and the election official cannot confirm my registration.
If your name is not in the district register and the election official cannot confirm your registration you will be given a provisional ballot.
What if I am at the poll and my current address differs from what appears on my voter registration card.
If your registration card is in the district register you will be allowed to vote. If your registration card is not in the district register you will be advised of the proper polling site or given a provisional ballot.