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VOTER REGISTRATION

Registration Deadline: You must be registered no later than 30 days prior to an election in which you wish to vote.

Party Affiliation: Primary elections are for members of parties only.


VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS

Age: Must be eighteen years of age or turn 18 before the next election

Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States

Residency: Must be residing in the territory at least (90) days before a primary or General election.
Must be residing in the election district at least ninety (90) days.

Mental Competency: Not have been adjudged mentally incompetent as to your ability to vote by a court of competent jurisdiction

Felony Convictions: Not be convicted felon who has not been discharged or pardoned.

ID Requirements: Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, Military Discharge form (DD214) or Naturalization Certificate. Copied documents will not be accepted.

Other Voter Registration Qualifications: Must not be registered elsewhere - in any other State or Territory of the United States or in any foreign country or any other election district.


OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM

In person: Apply in person at one of the following locations:
- St. Croix: #93AB Sunny Isle Shopping Center (Annex)
- St. Thomas: #22 Crystal Gade
- St. John: The Remainder of Estate Enighed


VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS

Contact you district Election Office at one of the following numbers.
-St. Thomas- St. John – (340) 774-3107 or (340) 776-6535
-St. Croix – (340) 773-1021


ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS

Who can vote absentee: You can vote by absentee ballot if you fall into one of the following categories:
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Member of the Armed Forces and Spouse or dependent.
-A student residing outside the Territory.
-An officer or employee of the Government of the V.I. or Government of the U.S.
-Unable to appear because of illness or physical disability (permanent or temporary).
-A patient in a hospital, nursing home or home for the aged.
-Absent from district because of accompanying a spouse, parent or child who would be entitled to apply for the right to vote by absentee ballot.
-Detained in jail awaiting action by a grand jury or trial, or has been confined in prison after a conviction for an offense other than a felony.
-Any person who has not been out of the election district for more than 90 days prior to the date of the election for which absentee status is sought.

Other absentee voter qualifications: Pursuant to Title 18 section 664 applications can be accepted up to 14 working days before the day of the election, lists are available after that.


OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Online: http://www.vivote.gov/sites/default/files/Absentee%20Application.pdf

Military and oversees voting: http://www.vivote.gov/content/military-and-overseas-voting-move



QUALIFICATIONS

Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/

Time off to vote: 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

How to Vote: http://www.vivote.gov/content/voting-equipment-demo

Problems with voting: http://www.vivote.gov/content/administrative-complaint-procedure


 

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