Supervisor of Elections Caroline F. Fawkes has announced the Elections System plan for the distribution and acceptance of Nomination Petitions and Papers for the 2020 Elections, in accordance with Virgin Islands law. All three offices will remain closed until Thursday, April 30, with the exception of opening for limited hours for the petitions and papers process.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the office has implemented new measures that will minimize the risk to both staff and the public and will allow the continuation of the 2020 Elections calendar events.
The nomination petitions and papers will be available for pick up at the St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John Elections Offices. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 8, from noon to 3 p.m.
Monday, April 20, Wednesday, April 22 and Friday April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon
Supervisor Fawkes reminds the public that the Elections System offices remains closed to the public; therefore, persons must contact the offices prior to arrival or at the time of arrival. The staff will ask a few questions to determine which nomination petition and paper to distribute. The contact number for the St. Croix office is 773-1021, St. Thomas office is 774-3107 and St. John office is 776-6535.
Additionally, only the following nomination petitions and papers will be accepted by electronic submission to the Nomination Petition and Paper, Affidavit of Candidate, Affidavit of Circulator, Candidate Information Form and Candidate Verification Form.
The email address for the St. Croix District aspirants is [email protected]; the email for St. Thomas-St. John District is: PetitionSTT/[email protected]. In the subject indicate whether the aspirant is filing a Nomination Petition and forms or Nomination Papers and forms and the name of the candidate.
As updated information is received on the coronavirus pandemic, this information will be provided. The next press release will be sent out after April 22. No one will be disenfranchised from being a candidate. Candidates have until May 11 to circulate the nomination petitions and papers.
The Office of the Supervisor of Elections encourages all citizens to adhere to the established protocols from the V.I. Department of Health. “Stay Safe, In Order to Keep Others Safe.”
Official election updates can be found at the website: www.vivote.gov. Please contact the Supervisor of Elections at 227-8827 for any additional information