Early Election Activity Begins to Pick Up in Both Districts

Election process activity is beginning across the territory. (Shutterstock image)

While in the early stages of the 2024 election process, both the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John districts saw a flurry of activity Tuesday, with more than two dozen candidates showing interest in various races.

On St. Croix, officials reported that by Tuesday afternoon, six candidates had already filed their nomination papers. The breakdown includes one candidate for the Board of Elections, three for the Senate (with two Democrats and one Independent), one for Constitutional Convention delegate and one for the Democratic Party’s territorial district committee.

Meanwhile, another 14 nomination packets for Constitutional Convention delegates and 26 for Senate candidates have been picked up, covering Republican, Democratic, and Independent hopefuls. This level of early engagement surpasses the activity seen in the previous election cycle, according to Elections’ Terrell Alexandre.

Meanwhile, on St. Thomas-St. John, the current tally of picked-up packets includes one for Senate at-large, 13 for Democratic Senate candidates, four for Democratic Board of Elections candidates, two for Republican Delegate to Congress candidates, six for Republican Senate candidates and four for ICM Party Senate candidates, including one senator-at-large. Additionally, eight candidates have shown interest in the Constitutional Convention delegate positions.

Keevermay Douglas, deputy Elections supervisor, confirmed that four candidates have already filed their nomination papers. She reminded all interested parties that the final deadline to file is May 21, urging those considering a run to complete their paperwork promptly.