In honor of its 60th Anniversary, the Elections System of the Virgin Islands is set to host two pivotal public forums titled, “Home is Where My Vote Is.” These events aim to explore the profound role and impact of naturalized citizens voting in the United States Virgin Islands.
The forums are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 4th in St. Thomas at the University of the Virgin Islands Innovation Center (formerly the West Bay Supermarket Building) and on Friday, October 6th in St. Croix at the University of the Virgin Islands Medical Simulation Center. Both events will be from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
Caroline Fawkes, Supervisor of Elections, emphasized the importance of these events, stating, “Understanding and fostering the voice of every member of our community, especially our naturalized citizens, is crucial. These forums symbolize our commitment to an inclusive democratic process.”
The community is invited to not only witness but engage in these compelling discussions. Both events will be live-streamed and can be viewed on YouTube at Youtube.com/@ElectionSystem. Attendees are also welcome to join in person and partake in the refreshments provided.
Guiding the discussions in St. Thomas will be Former Senator Roosevelt David, while Ms. Merlisa George will moderate the forum in St. Croix. Each forum will feature a distinguished panel of community leaders and advocates, all of whom are naturalized citizens, ensuring meaningful dialogue.
For more details or inquiries, please contact the Elections System offices at 340-773-1021 (St. Croix) or 340-774-3107 (St. Thomas).