Press Release
9 September 2016 - 9:55am

Supervisor of Elections Ms. Juliette Penn is encouraging eligible persons to register to vote by September 22 for inclusion on the 2016 Official Voters List.

Annually, outside an election year, the Office of the Supervisor of Elections produces an Official Voters list reflecting changes from the previous year.  This includes persons who have attained the age of 18 years and are now eligible to vote.

To be qualified to register, a person must be a Belonger or a citizen, 18 years of age or older, and domiciled in the Virgin Islands.  Persons domiciled in the Virgin Islands and resident in the United States Virgin Islands also qualify to register. 

Documents to be presented when registering are a birth certificate, Virgin Islands Passport or a Belonger’s Card. A naturalisation certificate can also be used, provided the certificate is dated before June 15, 2007.

Additionally, in accordance with Section 17(1) of the Elections (Amendment) Act No. 14 of 2011; persons who have moved their place of residence and wish to transfer are encouraged to apply for a transfer on or before September 22, 2016.

Supporting documentary evidence can be in the form of Cable, Water or Electricity bills, a rent receipt or a notarized document, stating the new address.

Registration and transfer forms are available at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections, at Post Office locations throughout the Territory, at the District Offices on Anegada and Virgin Gorda and at the Government Office on Jost Van Dyke.

For further information please contact the Office of the Supervisor of Elections at 284-468-4380 or 284-468-3701 extension 4380 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m..  Persons may also visit the office located at the Ground Floor of the Ulric Dawson Building #6, Road Town Tortola.

Author

Colene A. Penn

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

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