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Scherrie N. Griffin In! Juliette Penn Out! as Elections Supervisor

Public officer and election staffer Ms Scherrie N. Griffin has been appointed to the post of Supervisor of Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI) effective February 18, 2021, replacing Juliette Penn in a role she held for 18 years. Photo: GIS
Commenting on the appointment, Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer, Jr. welcomed Ms Griffin to the role, saying that her mix of professional experience in the areas of social development, criminal justice, and elections administration make her an ideal candidate to ensure elections are accessible and conducted in accordance with the law. Photo: GIS
Commenting on the appointment, Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer, Jr. welcomed Ms Griffin to the role, saying that her mix of professional experience in the areas of social development, criminal justice, and elections administration make her an ideal candidate to ensure elections are accessible and conducted in accordance with the law. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Public officer and election staffer Ms Scherrie N. Griffin has been appointed to the post of Supervisor of Elections in the Virgin Islands (VI) effective February 18, 2021.

Ms Griffin’s appointment means the tenure of the previous Elections Supervisor, Ms Juliette Penn has come to an end in a post she has held for the past 18 years.

New supervisor welcomed

Commenting on the appointment, Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer, Jr welcomed Ms Griffin to the role, saying that her mix of professional experience in the areas of social development, criminal justice, and elections administration make her an ideal candidate to ensure elections are accessible and conducted in accordance with the law.

“The Elections Supervisor has to fulfil the requirements of the Elections Act and the Virgin Islands Constitution and to ensure that all eligible voters can participate in the democratic process. It is no exaggeration to say that this post helps uphold our Virgin Islands democracy,” he said.

The Deputy Governor also thanked outgoing Elections Supervisor Ms Penn, whose sound guidance has brought the Territory’s elections into the technological age.

21 years in public service 

According to a release from the Department of Public Information (DPI), Ms Griffin’s 21 years in the Public Service have been primarily in the legal arena, including leadership experience as Acting Deputy Court Manager and as Human Development Project Manager at the Recovery and Development Agency.

She also has considerable experience in the area of social development along with conducting elections. Throughout the Virgin Islands General Elections of 2011, 2015, and 2019, Ms Griffin has supported the Office of the Elections Supervisor in temporary roles including poll clerk, tally clerk, and presiding officer.

13 Responses to “Scherrie N. Griffin In! Juliette Penn Out! as Elections Supervisor”

  • VOTE (20/02/2021, 10:48) Like (5) Dislike (19) Reply
    the shotyness of other party votes and the extension of votes to some parties and party members STOP NOW GIFFIN WILL DO A VERY GOOD BOSS AND A GOOD JOB HOPE MARLON DO NOT GET IN A DELIMMA TIME TO COUNT THE VOTES FAIRLY
  • Liat 521 (20/02/2021, 11:10) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope she is fair and transparent
  • Flintstone (20/02/2021, 12:27) Like (3) Dislike (56) Reply
    She’s nicer looking than Penn for sure. Congrats Griffin.
    • @Flinstone (20/02/2021, 16:08) Like (3) Dislike (12) Reply
      No she is not! You all would all a pig better looking than a human if it is a little lighter in complexion!
      • @ @ Flinstone (20/02/2021, 22:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        Emancipate yourself from mental slavery...people can have an opinion about looks that has NOTHING to do with complexion.

        Flinstone’s post is irrelevant anyway and has no substance as it relates to the appointment.
    • idiot of the month (20/02/2021, 20:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      take the trophy for idiot of the month because you have proven to be the fool people looking to crown
  • asking for a friend (20/02/2021, 13:25) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
    Why is this a full time position?
  • Richie (20/02/2021, 15:37) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    CONGRATS CUZ
  • BuzzBvi (20/02/2021, 19:20) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    so now smuf cant pack the 8th district with voters under his fam
  • Sad (21/02/2021, 08:40) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    So after 18 years of excellent service, Ms. Penn just gets kicked out like that? Unceremoniously? Not even a little write up about all she did and not even a thank you for her years of service? If you can treat your own people like this, how you will treat others? No respect, honor, no sense of appreciation. This is another sad day in BVI.
  • Well Wisher (22/02/2021, 17:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It’s not fair to say she was kicked out. She has reached retirement status. Her service is greatly appreciated. You have worked extremely hard in the Public Service. This time is yours. Enjoy my dear.


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