The Office of the Supervisor of Elections is informing political parties and candidates that Nomination Day will now be held on Thursday, February 14 and not on Monday, February 11 as was previously announced.
His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Augustus J. U. Jaspert, issued the Writs of Election on January 31 which are formal instructions issued in accordance with the Elections Act.
According to the writs, the Governor appointed Monday, February 25 as Polling Day and Thursday, February 14 as Nomination Day.
Supervisor of Elections, Ms. Juliette Penn, stated that the additional time is being provided to allow sufficient time for candidates to make declarations in accordance with section 66 of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, if deemed necessary.
In accordance with section 26 of the Elections Act, on Nomination Day, candidates will be required to complete Form No. 15 which will be provided by the Returning Officer. Ms. Penn is reminding candidates that they have to be nominated by at least two registered voters of the electoral district for which they seek election.
Additionally, the nomination paper has to be attested by one witness. The candidates are also required to swear an affidavit in Form No. 16 which will also be provided by the Returning Officer, stating that to the best of their knowledge they are not disqualified under the provisions of the Constitution from contesting and being elected as a member of the House of Assembly.
For more information, persons may contact the Office of the Supervisor of Elections, located on the ground floor of Ulric Dawson’s Building #6, Russell Hill Road, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
Opening hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Persons may visit the office or telephone 468-4380 or 468-3701 ext. 4380 for more information.