The Election System of the Virgin Islands does not conduct voter registration drives for candidates.
The most often heard excuse for not voting in an election is "my one little vote won't make a difference." Yet history is full of instances proving the enormous power of one single vote. In many cases, the course of nations has been changed because one individual ballot was cast -- or not cast -- depending upon your point of view. Consider this:
Yes, 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.
You can get information about my rights and responsibilities as a voter form the Election System’s offices, from the website or view the information at the polls.
Any elector may be challenged by any qualified elector of the district, and any Watcher (candidate representative or representatives of issues) can challenge an elector. Any person challenging another individual swears or affirms to the oath administered.
What if my name is not in the district register and the election official cannot confirm my registration.
If your name is not in the district register and the election official cannot confirm your registration you will be given a provisional ballot.
What if I am at the poll and my current address differs from what appears on my voter registration card.
If your registration card is in the district register you will be allowed to vote. If your registration card is not in the district register you will be advised of the proper polling site or given a provisional ballot.
If you are voting on the voting machine you cannot make a mistake. If you select the wrong candidates just fill in the number you previously pressed and start over.
If you are voting on an absentee or provisional ballot you must sign the spoiled ballot and return it to the proper Election office or election official. Request a new ballot. Do not hesitate to ask to start over.
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.
If you inform the election officials that you need assistance you may ask someone of your choosing to assist you with the ballot and voting. An individual can assist only one elector. Anyone assisting an elector must take a sworn oath, and not reveal any information they may obtain.