The Office of the Supervisor of Elections has announced that Voter Registration is ongoing, and that eligible persons must register by September 6 to be included on the 2021 Preliminary Voters’ List.
A person must be a Belonger, 18 years of age or older, and domiciled in the Virgin Islands to be qualified to register. Documents to be presented when registering are 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.
Section 17(1) of the Elections (Amendment) Act No. 14 of 2011 states:
“A registered voter who is ordinarily resident in the Territory and who moves his place of residence from within one local electoral district or polling division to another, may have his name transferred to the list of voters for the local electoral district or polling division to which he has moved, if he applies on Form No. 8 and establishes, to the satisfaction of the Supervisor of Elections, proof of residence within the local electoral district or polling division to which he/she has moved’’. Persons who have moved their place of residence and wish to transfer are encouraged to apply for a transfer.
Documents to support a transfer can be in the form of cable, water, electricity or telephone bills, a rent receipt, lease agreement or a notarised document stating the new address.
Registration and Transfer forms are available at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections, Road Town Post Office, the District Offices on Anegada and Virgin Gorda, and the Government Office on Jost Van Dyke. Additionally, these forms are accessible online at http://www.bvi.gov.vg/departments/office-supervisor-elections under the services tab.
Appointments for in-person services can be made by contacting the Public Service Customer Service Care Centre via telephone at 468-3701 or book online at https://bvips.org.
For further information, please contact the Office of the Supervisor of Elections at (284) 468-4380 or (284) 468-3701 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The office is located at Creque’s Building, #216 Upper Main Street, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
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Caption: Voters gather to cast their ballots on advance polling day in February, 2019 (File Photo: GIS/Ronnielle Frazer)