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Elections 2019: Citizens line up in last day of voter registration

The lines have been long and steady all day at the Virgin Islands (VI) Election Office in Road Town, the capital city. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The lines have been long and steady all day at the Virgin Islands (VI) Election Office in Road Town, the capital city.

Today, Monday, January 28, 2019, was the absolute last day to register to vote in the upcoming Monday, February 25, 2019, General Election in the VI.

Candidates and elected officials have also been doing their parts to register and have forms filled out at their district offices, ensuring that new voters are registered.

Elections Season Start 

As the House of Assembly (HoA) is dissolved, there are 13 seats up for grabs, 9 from Districts and 4 At-Large.

Many persons have also raised transparency concerns with the Election Office as to why some people are been registered and others are turned away even though they are in the same situation and often with the same documentation.

There is also the issue of a number of voters being transferred in what some described as “district padding”, particularly in the Eight and Fifth Districts.

A final preliminary list is expected to be made public this week according to election supervisor Juliette Penn.

15 Responses to “Elections 2019: Citizens line up in last day of voter registration ”

  • voter (28/01/2019, 19:20) Like (39) Dislike (15) Reply
    Vip all the way
  • Jessica Jones (28/01/2019, 19:56) Like (19) Dislike (11) Reply
    I thought the registration was by that bar in Baughers Bay today
    I saw the Hepilito Penn, Hon. Walwyn and holding the big brown envelope Hon. Maduro-Caines. Governor Jaspert keep a tail on these NDP candidates please.
    • wize up (28/01/2019, 22:31) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ Jones: so the envelope is now brown or is the white envelopes in that brown envelope(just a question)
    • No Name (30/01/2019, 06:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Looking votes from dem Spanish people who could vote
  • st (28/01/2019, 20:07) Like (23) Dislike (5) Reply
    Eyes wide open to ensure they do not steal the election
  • Non-Belonger (28/01/2019, 20:22) Like (17) Dislike (8) Reply
    As a neutral, please vote VIP in. NDP have lined their own pockets enough. Its time for change and its what is best for the country
  • King Ping (28/01/2019, 21:34) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    I am one of many who is being flew in to vote for VIP thanks to that envelop I’ll be voting for everyone
    • SMH (29/01/2019, 12:49) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
      Wow! Give me insight...I have family that needs to be flown in also! (VIP) all the way.
  • @non-belonger (29/01/2019, 06:18) Like (13) Dislike (10) Reply
    Stay in your darn lane and keep your opinions to yourself. I am a BVI lander and for your information the VIP has been in power for decades and lined their pockets too. They too were voted out for corruption and mis-management of our tax payers monies. Of course they won't talk that but some of us still remember. ALL of dem the same. None better than none so stop talking fart. People need to just vote who they honestly believe is best to lead this territory - tecnologically, educationally, socially, spiritually & economically and no I am not a BLUE WAVE supporter, just a voter that sick and tired of the slandering by uninformed VIP, can't vote supporters like you.
    Yes you touch a nerve.
    Ask the VIP chairman where the money for the car race track gone. Ask him where the money for the after school programs gone ASK him why school children say he can't touch his overseas accounts. ASK HIM.
    Dr. Smith already explained the 7.2 million. It was an investment that unfortunately that went bad. How many bad investments VIP did under their leadership. Bi-water is still haunting us to this day and will for decades to come. Nuff said.
    • Oh Please (29/01/2019, 09:08) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      NDP losses are far more. 7 million!!! nothing compares to that.
      • @ Oh Please (29/01/2019, 15:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        You need to count the loss and who lost what my friend. 7 million lost on a one-off investment meant to better the territory is far less than
        1. the bi-water sell out that crippled a local company
        2. where the Government paying millions monthly
        3. nuff people still can't get water to take a proper bath at night
        4. they collecting big annual dividends from that investment.
        You people so foolish. Their investments are never in the best interest of the people. Only their own.
      • @ Oh Please (29/01/2019, 15:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        You need to count the loss and who lost what my friend. 7 million lost on a one-off investment meant to better the territory is far less than
        1. the bi-water sell out that crippled a local company
        2. where the Government paying millions monthly
        3. nuff people still can't get water to take a proper bath at night
        4. they collecting big annual dividends from that investment.
        You people so foolish. Their investments are never in the best interest of the people. Only their own.
  • run (29/01/2019, 07:44) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    No no no no no no. NDP ready for more corruption. Keep flashing thenpeople’s money. Wake up people. These things what fool all you off 2 times. And they get in and and ruin the country. Bad idea leave NDP disrespect bunch alone. They moving like a communist party. That not a party for the people. Dem for dem self. Get rid of the machine.

    IF YOU DONT BELEIVE ME THINK ABOUT IT. RONNIE LEFT MITCH LEFT OTHERS LEFT. THEY ARE A WAR MACHINE. DONT LET THEM FOOL YOU. IM WEEPING PEOPLE. PLEASE OLEASE USE YOUR HEAD THIS ELECTION DONT LET THEM FEED YOU LIES AND WHITE ENVELOPES.

    MY PEOPLE RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN. WHEN YOU SEE THEM RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN.

    PRAYERS GOING UP FOR YOU BVI!!!!!! RUN
  • NON BELONGER (29/01/2019, 08:13) Like (20) Dislike (12) Reply
    None belonger you are just as stupid as the belonger, if them can do them own brother them own born here man so bad , you can just imagine what them would you. Go sit down you ungrateful and not reading between the lines. It look like someone pay you to chat fart, I want Myron and the NDP give everyone some licks. Come on expats vote for the ones who got the country at heart


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