Absentee Ballot - Information
Absentee Voting – Chapter 25
1. any member of the Uniformed Services of the United States or;
2. any person registered and otherwise qualified to vote in elections in the United States Virgin Islands who is:
- a person or his spouse who is engaged in educational pursuits and who is residing either outside the Territory of the Virgin Islands or in an election district other than that in which he is registered; or
- an officer or employee of the Government of the United States Virgin Islands or the Government of the United States assigned to official duties outside of the election district in which he is registered; or
- the spouse of any member of the Uniformed Services of the United States; or
- any person who has not been out of the election district in which he is registered for more than 90 days prior to the date of the election for which absentee status is sought; or
- unable to appear personally at the polling place of the election district in which he is a qualified voter because of illness or physical disability, whether permanent or temporary, or because he will be or is a patient in a hospital, nursing home, or home for the aged; or
- an inmate or patient in a Veterans’ Administration hospital; or
- absent from the district of his residence because of his accompanying a spouse, parent or child who would be entitled to apply for the right to vote by absentee ballot;
- absent from his voting residence because he has been 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; or
- duly registered to vote, but will be unable to vote in person based on religious grounds.
3. “Uniformed Services of the United States” means the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the Merchant Marine. Special Write-In Absentee Ballot means a method for voting by military and other persons overseas who, due to military contingencies or special circumstances such as those faced by submariners, national community service organizations, missionaries or others in remote areas, will be out of the communication for extended periods of time and unable to receive the regular ballot in the normal time frame.