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NDP1, VIP & Independent Candidates raise election list concerns

February 5th, 2019 | Tags: Juliette Penn Virgin Islands elections 2019 NDP VIP
Voter registration line at the Virgin Islands (VI) Election Office in Road Town, the capital city. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mrs Juliette Penn. Photo: GIS
Mrs Juliette Penn. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Confusion is circulating over the new preliminary voters' list. Many political pundits have asked how is it that the Virgin Islands (VI) population after the 2017 Hurricanes of Irma and Maria has decreased, yet, the voters' list has still increased.

According to government figures, close to ten thousand people have left the islands following the two category five hurricanes in September of 2017.

However, the Supervisor of Elections Juliette Penn revealed that preliminary figures for 2019 show that there are 14,831 voters registered to vote in the 2019 General Elections, which represents an increase of 1,236 voters.

This is despite 149 persons taken off the 2019 list because of death.

Compare and contrast 2015 vs 2019

In 2015, with little or no residents leaving the Territory and a population increase then, there were 13,589 voters on the official list.

Reports reaching our news centre is that the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) in a letter yesterday, Monday, February 4, 2019, raised some concerns over the number of people that have transferred from one district to another.

It is believed that the National Democratic Party (NDP 1) has also raised concerns along with at least one independent candidate, however, it is unknown, if any formal letters were written by both.

It seems, hundreds of voters have moved to districts five and eight.

20 Responses to “NDP1, VIP & Independent Candidates raise election list concerns ”

  • overseas (05/02/2019, 12:40) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    attempts to steal the election get the USA in
  • WOWW (05/02/2019, 12:44) Like (37) Dislike (11) Reply
    Wade trying cheat he way to beat kye
    • @woww (05/02/2019, 15:49) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
      Since when this is called cheating now? That's where his family live but they are belongers. When Julian Fraser brought up his boat, no problem, Alvin Christopher, no problem. For years this is the case. They come up here for us to vote down there too. Now the VIP and NDP calling foul. You all need to go siddung. If the USVI voters must stop, then we need to amend our legislation as they created a special form for them to come vote in the elections up here...a special form. Then we start clean for next election cycle but they can't take the benefit of us voting for them and then saying they can't vote for us.
  • Hmm (05/02/2019, 12:44) Like (27) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wade bring up a set of people from STT and St. John
    • Dem from Tola (05/02/2019, 15:50) Like (11) Dislike (9) Reply
      They all apart of the BVI diaspora so they can come home to vote. All is fair in love and politics
    • No Name (05/02/2019, 16:17) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      Money talks. Ask where he getting it from?
  • VI connection (05/02/2019, 12:45) Like (3) Dislike (10) Reply
    Them who move for District 8 we all know is VIP, so I don't know why they acting brand new. They do it all the time. a results to see.
  • wize up (05/02/2019, 14:01) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    just another political concern
  • Be real (05/02/2019, 15:20) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    So couldn't that speak to the number of young Voters who would have made the age, being now eligible to vote?

    Also, think about BVIslanders in the Diaspora coming home to vote who made not have register before?
  • Interested (05/02/2019, 15:29) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is truly cause for concern
  • Quick Question (05/02/2019, 15:47) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Because people (who were registered) left the Territory after the storms of 2017...does this mean 1. they are no longer registered voters 2. 2. They cannot vote in the upcoming election? 3. The Voters list is inaccurate? We are so off track...really?
  • Music (05/02/2019, 16:29) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    It doesnt mean they will all vote when it comes to it. Watch the percentage turn out.
  • facts (05/02/2019, 16:54) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    Kye going still win
    • Hang on (05/02/2019, 21:05) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
      Kye thinks he going to win. We will see soon though. That blunder with the court exposed him big time. Gov’t funds used but no mention. Court refurbished and no concern for the youths and surrounding community regarding the safety of all knowing the activities around it. Wade will win or give him a jolly good run. He ain’t win a thing yet.
    • SMH (05/02/2019, 21:23) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
      I telling you!!! You can’t keep a good man down! Kye we got you in the 5th!!
  • time will tell (05/02/2019, 20:03) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    How many young people became eligible to vote and registered? How many were eligible last election, but did not register? How many of the population who left could have voted? How many people were born here, live abroad, but visit regularly and feel they should register to have a say in this critical election? Some of you are as dumb as a f***** lamp fly. I swear mehson!!!
  • Political Observer (PO) (05/02/2019, 21:22) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Approximately 10,000 residents left the territory after two catastrophic storms (Irma and Maria) in Sep 2017. How many of the 10,000 have returned? How many of the 10,000 were eligible to vote? In the 4 years since 2015, how many residents have turned 18 and eligible to vote and registered to vote? How many previously eligible voters but were unregistered that are now registered? How many people gained Belonger status since 2015? In 2015, there were 13, 589 and now in 2019 the number is 14,831 for a delta of 1242. Is an approx 9% increase alarming?
  • Charley Rose (06/02/2019, 07:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is time for the supervisor of election to stop residents from U.S.V.I from coming here to vote at the election. When they come here and vote, we who are residing here will have a government that is not a true representation of the will of the residents here.
    • @charley rose (06/02/2019, 09:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      How will she stop them when the Constitution and Election Act allows it. It needs an amendment from the HOA. The Supervisor cannot do that. It's above her pay grade.
  • Cheaters (06/02/2019, 12:09) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The funny thing when most of them were asked what was their address they said Jammie apartment

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