Press Release
22 February 2019 - 11:05am

Supervisor of Elections Ms. Juliette Penn has said that 1, 120 persons voted on Advance Polling Day on Thursday, February 21, and not 1,118 as was previously reported.

Ms. Penn said the oversight was reported in the First District where 140 votes were cast and not 138 as was first reported.

DISTRICT

BALLOTS CASTED

First

140

Second

82

Third

152

Fourth

124

Fifth

122

Sixth

120

Seventh

96

Eighth

148

Ninth

136

TOTAL

1,120

 

This is an increase of 234 votes from the last election where a total of 886 ballots were cast. The polls opened from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at nine stations in the Territory.  

The Amendments to the Elections Act of 1994 permits a voter who is incapacitated by reason of being an elderly person, illiterate or any physical cause to be able to vote with the assistance of a friend.

The term friend also includes family and relatives. This category of voter has the option to take advantage of Advance Polling Day.

With the recent passing of the Elections (Amendment) Act, 2019, new provisions for Advance Poll were introduced.  Persons on remand and persons traveling in advance of the date of the General Elections can now vote at Advance Poll.

Advance Polling Day is also for election officers and police officers who will work on Polling Day, Monday, February 25.

For further information, contact the Office of the Supervisor of Elections at telephone numbers 468-4380 or 468-3701 extension 4380 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The office is located on the ground floor of the Ulric Dawson Building, No. 6, Russell Hill Road, Road Town, Tortola.

Attached: Photographic highlights from Advance Polling Day attached. (Photo Credit:  GIS/Ronnielle Frazer)

 

Author

Colene A. Penn

Communications Officer
Governor’s Group 
Telephone: 468-2350
Email:    Copenn@gov.vg

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