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UPDATE: Elections Supervisor dismisses Advance Polling concerns

- said nothing new being done now compared to previous elections; 886 ballots cast this year, a larger amount than in 2011
Elections Supervisor Mrs Juliette Penn today June 6, 2015 said that there were some incidents that candidates raised with her office but emphasised that nothing different is being done now than at the other elections and announced that a total of 886 votes were cast on Advance Polling Day, 232 more than in 2011. Photo: VINO
This news site has learnt that, in addition to the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) registering their concerns regarding issues that could lead to irregularities during today’s June 5, 2015, Advance Polling, agents and members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the People’s Empowerment Party also visited the Office of the Elections Supervisor with their concerns. Photo: VINO/File
This news site has learnt that, in addition to the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) registering their concerns regarding issues that could lead to irregularities during today’s June 5, 2015, Advance Polling, agents and members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the People’s Empowerment Party also visited the Office of the Elections Supervisor with their concerns. Photo: VINO/File
An elections officer takes in a ballot box to the Elections Office in Road Town, today June 5, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
An elections officer takes in a ballot box to the Elections Office in Road Town, today June 5, 2015. Photo: Team of Reporters
President of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP) Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru confirmed to Virgin Islands News Online that his party’s personnel visited the Office of the Elections Supervisor with a view to getting their concerns regarding today's Advance Polling activities straightened out. Photo: VINO/File
President of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP) Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru confirmed to Virgin Islands News Online that his party’s personnel visited the Office of the Elections Supervisor with a view to getting their concerns regarding today's Advance Polling activities straightened out. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Elections Supervisor Mrs Juliette Penn today June 6, 2015 said there were some incidents that candidates raised with her office but emphasised that nothing different is being done now than at the other elections and announced that a total of 886 votes were cast on Friday’s June 5, 2015 Advance Polling, 232 more than in 2011.

Penn was speaking at a press conference held at the Government Administration Complex. The media briefing had been postponed twice before yesterday.

One & two issues

“We had one and two issues. I won’t call them issues but we had one and two complaints from some candidates,” she said.

“One of the issues is that they are saying that they were not allowed to sign on the packages of ballots. And in that instance, the particular polling districts that they were referring to they did in fact sign off on the ballots in the Seventh Districts. On the Eighth District they did not sign off because in fact the law does not specify that the candidates are supposed to sign off but we allowed then to sign off as a matter of courtesy,” she said.

Signed, sealed…scotch taped

She noted that all of the candidates and agents were at the polling stations when the polling closed. “The ballots were supposed to have been put in an envelope. This was not done by all nine persons. But despite this was not done the candidates and agents were there when the ballot boxes themselves were sealed and signed,” she said.

“They knew how many ballots were inside because the Presiding Officer had to report how many votes were cast in that particular district, so they knew,” she said.

She explained that when they came to the Elections Office she had to ensure that they are put into envelopes. “I didn’t physically put them in an envelope…the Returning Officer, myself and in the presence of a police officer, this was done. It was signed by the Returning Officer. It was signed by myself. It was signed by the police officer. It was sealed by a seal from the Elections Office, along with the scotch tape that was put on it,” said Penn.

Nothing done differently this time around

She said that there was nothing done differently to what had been done before. She also dismissed that there were attempts to influence persons in the polling places contrary to electoral law. She also dismissed reports that envelopes arrived at the Elections Office opened.

Penn addressed an issue regarding the First District, saying that the polling station there ran out of Form No. 24 and ballot papers that had been reported. “And I personally took forms after I got the call,” she said.

R. Danica Penn calls for investigation

Regarding complaints made by Independent At Large candidate R. Dancia Penn in a press release earlier today, Mrs Penn said that she has not seen that press release and therefore cannot comment on it. The release said that there should be an investigation.

An excerpt of the release reads thus:

“Late last night I learned of allegations and concerns expressed in relation to the conduct of the Advance Poll held yesterday June 5th.

“These concerns are about the sealing of envelopes at some polling stations, the handling of the ballot papers, as well as the conduct of certain candidates at polling stations and the disparity of treatment of candidates at different Polling Stations. I myself observed what appeared to be active campaigning by a candidate at a particular Polling Station. This of course is against the law which clearly states how candidates should behave at Polling Stations.

“All the allegations are extremely serious and should be investigated at the highest levels immediately. If true, the alleged conduct would be serious breaches of the Elections Act and of our Constitution and should be addressed immediately. These are issues with which I am very familiar having been responsible for the drafting of our principal Election Act in 1994.”

We’re ready for Monday

Asked whether the Elections Office is set and ready for Monday June 8, 2015, Mrs Juliette Penn said that they were ready.

“I just want the general public to come out and vote on Monday as it is their right. It will be in the best interest of everyone,” Penn said. She reminded persons that use of phones is prohibited and encouraged persons to bring photo ID.

However, she made it clear that persons will not be stopped from voting if they don’t have ID cards.

She said too that the Elections Office will be taking its time to tabulate and release the results lest they have to issue results and then pull them back.

See below charts for ballots cast at the 2015 Advance Polls & a comparison to 2011:

TERRITORIAL BALLOTS CAST (2015)

District

Polling Station

No. of Reg’d Voters

TOTAL

No. of Ballots Cast at Advance Poll

(TERRITORIAL)

%

of Ballots Cast

Total Territorial Ballots Cast by District

First

Zion Hill

934

 

1479

73

7.8

120

Carrot Bay

545

47

8.2

Second

Jost Van Dyke

147

 

 

1387

0

0

35

Cane Garden Bay

512

9

1.76

Brewers Bay

247

6

2.43

Meyers

481

20

4.16

Third

Sea Cows Bay

1620

1620

130

8.02

130

Fourth

Road Town

1355

 

1358

134

9.89

134

Salt Island

3

O

0

Fifth

Huntums Ghut

1027

 

1607

63

6.13

83

Long Trench

580

20

3.45

Sixth

Baughers Bay

1357

 

1641

77

5.67

96

Belle Vue

284

19

6.69

Seventh

Long Look

1272

1272

73

5.74

73

Eighth

Hope Estate

114

 

1587

4

3.51

87

East End

1473

83

5.63

Ninth

The Valley

1167

 

1634

108

9.25

126

North Sound

327

18

5.50

Anegada

140

2

1.43

TOTAL

 

13585

13585

886

 

886

  

DISTRICT BALLOTS CAST (2015)

District

Polling Station

No. of Reg’d Voters

TOTAL

No. of Ballots Cast at Advance Poll

(LOCAL)

%

of Ballots Cast

Total Ballots Cast by District

First

Zion Hill

934

 

1479

73

7.8

120

Carrot Bay

545

47

8.2

Second

Jost Van Dyke

147

 

 

1387

0

0

35

Cane Garden Bay

512

9

1.76

Brewers Bay

247

6

2.43

Meyers

481

20

4.16

Third

Sea Cows Bay

1620

1620

130

8.02

130

Fourth

Road Town

1355

 

1358

134

9.89

134

Salt Island

3

0

0

Fifth

Huntums Ghut

1027

 

1607

63

6.13

83

Long Trench

580

20

3.45

Sixth

Baughers Bay

1357

 

1641

77

5.67

96

Belle Vue

284

19

6.69

Seventh

Long Look

1272

1272

73

5.74

73

Eighth

Hope Estate

114

 

1587

4

3.51

87

East End

1473

83

5.63

Ninth

The Valley

1167

 

1634

108

9.25

126

North Sound

327

8

5.50

Anegada

140

2

1.43

TOTAL

 

13585

13585

886

 

886

 

2011 & 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS 

ADVANCE POLL – DISTRICT BALLOTS CAST

 

District

Polling Divisions

Ballots Cast

 2011

(LOCAL)

Ballots Cast

 2015

(LOCAL)

Increased

 by

Decreased

by

First

Zion Hill

62

73

11

 

Carrot Bay

40

47

4

 

Second

Jost Van Dyke

1

0

 

1

Cane Garden Bay

13

9

 

4

Brewers Bay

11

6

 

5

Meyers

12

20

8

 

Third

Sea Cows Bay

81

130

49

 

Fourth

Road Town

98

134

36

 

Salt Island

0

0

No change

Fifth

Huntums Ghut

50

63

13

 

Long Trench

8

20

12

 

Sixth

Baughers Bay

61

77

16

 

Belle Vue

14

19

5

 

Seventh

Long Look

50

73

23

 

Eighth

Hope Estate

2

4

2

 

East End

68

83

15

 

Ninth

The Valley

67

108

41

 

North Sound

14

18

4

 

Anegada

2

2

No Change

TOTAL

 

654

886

232

 

 

 

 

                                                     2011 & 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS 

ADVANCE  POLL – TERRITORIAL BALLOTS CAST 

District

Polling Divisions

Ballots Cast

 2011

(TERRITORIAL)

Ballots Cast

 2015

(TERRITORIAL)

Increased

 by

Decreased

by

First

Zion Hill

62

73

11

 

Carrot Bay

40

47

4

 

Second

Jost Van Dyke

1

0

 

1

Cane Garden Bay

13

9

 

4

Brewers Bay

11

6

 

5

Meyers

12

20

8

 

Third

Sea Cows Bay

81

130

49

 

Fourth

Road Town

98

134

36

 

Salt Island

0

0

No change

Fifth

Huntums Ghut

50

63

13

 

Long Trench

8

20

12

 

Sixth

Baughers Bay

61

77

16

 

Belle Vue

14

19

5

 

Seventh

Long Look

49

73

23

 

Eighth

Hope Estate

2

4

2

 

East End

68

83

15

 

Ninth

The Valley

67

108

41

 

North Sound

14

18

4

 

Anegada

2

2

No Change

TOTAL

 

653

886

233

 

 

 

See previous story published June 5, 2015

PEP, NDP also express Advance Polling concerns

This news site has learnt that, in addition to the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) registering their concerns regarding issues that could lead to irregularities during today’s June 5, 2015, Advance Polling, agents and members of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and the People’s Empowerment Party also visited the Office of the Elections Supervisor with their concerns.

Speaking to this news site this evening, President of the PEP Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru confirmed that his party’s personnel visited the Office of the Elections Supervisor with a view to getting the matters straightened out.

"There were some irregularities that concerned some members of our party and on which we need clarity,” Wheatley said, adding that details were still sketchy."

This news site was told that members of the National Democratic Party were also down at the Office of the Elections Supervisor, however, efforts to reach a spokesperson from the party to confirm these reports proved futile.

See previous article published June 5, 2015

'Poor' sealing of ballots raises concerns

- Virgin Islands Party lodges complaint with Supervisor of Elections 

Members of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) have expressed concern regarding the sealing of envelopes containing ballots from the various polling stations following the close of Advance Polling today, June 5, 2015.

Several candidates, according to information reaching Virgin Islands News Online, have lodged a complaint to the Office of the Elections Supervisor regarding their discomfort over the issue.

According to President of the VIP, Carvin Malone the VIP agents are not satisfied with the manner in which the envelopes containing ballots were sealed, especially that the permanent seal was allegedly done with scotch tape "and the agents were saying that they were not allowed to sign on the seal to ensure that it is not lifted. As a result of that they are very much not in favour of the way in which this process took place."

Mr Malone further said concerns were previously raised about envelopes containing ballots being held at the Office of the Elections Supervisor. He said while the party is not accusing anyone of anything there remains a possibility that envelopes containing ballots could be tampered with.

"It has always been an area of concern," Mr Malone stated. 

When this news site visited the Elections Office this afternoon, June 5, 2015 a number of candidates were there and had just come out of a meeting with staff of the Elections Office as well as Supervisor of Elections, Juliette Penn.

Vice-President of the VIP, Lemuel 'Chi Chi' Smith told this news site that he could not officially give a comment as the matter was being addressed by the Elections Office.

The Supervisor of Elections had initially scheduled a press conference for 4:15pm at the Office of the Elections Supervisor to update the press on Advance Polling Day matters today, however, that press briefing was subsequently pushed back to 7:30pm.

Government Information Service (GIS) Information Officer Colene A. Penn has since said the media briefing will be held at 2pm tomorrow, June 6, 2015.

73 Responses to “UPDATE: Elections Supervisor dismisses Advance Polling concerns”

  • hello (05/06/2015, 19:35) Like (76) Dislike (18) Reply

    This is a simple matter Supervisor of Election. Let the agents sign the envelop across the seal. If they were not so dishonest this would not have come to this. You still register people in districts that they do not live in. We will call them out as they reach to vote come Monday.

    • Non sequitur (06/06/2015, 09:52) Like (12) Dislike (19) Reply
      So you will also call out the people from St. Thomas when they come to vote in District 3?
      • Strupes (06/06/2015, 11:13) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
        They are legally from the district and have been on the district for rolling years. Go check.
        • wize up (06/06/2015, 18:55) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
          @strupes; them come across put those of us residing here in thing then jump back on the next ferry.....( I know they have that right, no need to harp on it)
      • Political Observer (07/06/2015, 08:40) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
        Residents from St. Thomas or any where else has the right to vote in BVI election under the current constitution, have met all the requirements. Do not BVI residents vote in St. Thomas election? Remember candidates for USVI Governor campaigning in the BVI. Do not UK citizens residing in the VI vote in UK election? People coming home from all over to vote, St. Thomas, St. John, US...etc to vote.

        The is not about eligible voters voting. It is about not following strictly the Election Law.
    • smdh (06/06/2015, 19:36) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
      She should at least acknowledge the people concerns and try to address them. I would like to know what the observers have to say about all this.
  • VG Realist (05/06/2015, 19:40) Like (48) Dislike (15) Reply
    This is democracy at its worst.
  • resident (05/06/2015, 19:57) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Don't worry be happy God is in the mids Greater power than you Guys yes Guys
    • concern (05/06/2015, 20:27) Like (39) Dislike (9) Reply

      The s****** is a big supporter of NDP. should let them sign on the envelopes. Another concern, and yes they are still registering people in more than one districts one of myfriend he registered in the 8 & 5 anoher NDP supporter come Monday I will fix him. shame on this country. Remember what happen to the supervisor of of election in St. Kitts for dishonesty (gone Jail)

      • OK Then (05/06/2015, 22:00) Like (38) Dislike (5) Reply
        This time she might just end up there.
      • God don't sleep (06/06/2015, 07:09) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
        I believe that it's time the BVI implemented the method where as you cast your vote you dip your finger in the ink that some of the other Caribbean islands do so if you decided to go to one of the other districts and try to vote a second time there is evidence. Just a suggestion
  • .... (05/06/2015, 20:08) Like (34) Dislike (3) Reply

    ...trying to thief the elections?

  • look what election come to (05/06/2015, 20:13) Like (58) Dislike (2) Reply

    ..... is an NDP Voter, so we can't expect better. But God don't sleep nor slumber.

    • good (05/06/2015, 23:15) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      No God does not and that is why we are where we are. Always remember that. Whoever wins or lose needs to know it was without tampering.
  • cable (05/06/2015, 20:20) Like (25) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is this the first sign of a possible recount?
  • old (05/06/2015, 20:41) Like (31) Dislike (9) Reply
    Ndp should never called ELection. They need to stop play with people mine.
    • I agree (06/06/2015, 06:29) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
      You all see how they have our young people them out all over the night painting and cutting bush just to LURE them to vote for them? It pains me hoe they taking our young people for idiots and beggars how they treating them. That money going finish next week you all.
      • Hmm (06/06/2015, 08:59) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
        vg we have road sweepers actually sweeping dirt.. first time in the history of vg i see this .. what ate we becoming ppl we need to stop this madness .. these power hungry politicians ... its a shame and disgrace
        • i agree and humm (06/06/2015, 22:54) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
          What s big shame all for s vote. Young people your future is grater than this don't sell it for something teso trivial. Oh God our political leaders have failed our youths and our people miserably.

          You're more level headed than this don't be fool. It does not matter which party doing this foolishness to you. I beg you to stop and think don't get carried away.

          Your future is at stak
          • Youth (07/06/2015, 12:04) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
            Can you please tell us how our political leaders fail us? All the do with all their might and strength is to empower so that one day we will take the hem and run this country with pride and dignity just as the NDP Government has done.
        • Well hmmm (06/06/2015, 23:15) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
          Those guys are out every 2 weeks sweeping. That ain't new. Been doing it for years.
  • unacceptable (05/06/2015, 21:12) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply

    This is a damn shame. Where are the election observers? Why do these people continue to come to our island and waste our time? Get off your $%^ on the beach drinking beers and do your job! For "£$% sake. Seriously?

    • wake up call (06/06/2015, 03:31) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      The election observers are here to do just that. Observe. They are not permitted to interfere. They record their findings and make a report with recommendations so if there are any election discrepancies during the voting process on Monday, the candidates will have to take it to the courts if the Supervisor of Elections cannot sort it out.
  • The Observer (05/06/2015, 21:16) Like (62) Dislike (2) Reply
    What I have observed at the Poling Station in the 4th is rather disturbing to me. It is against every rule in the book to have one of the candidates in that District mingling and holding quiet conversations with voters who are in line to vote or siting awaiting their turn. Is it acceptable to have members of a candidate staff [in uniform] handing out water to voters as they make their way to the booth? Where were the election officers who should prevent this type of behavior? The answer is simple. Birds of a feather flock together. My hope is that the observers are observing.
  • Voter Too (05/06/2015, 21:30) Like (32) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes SOE you should have allowed for the envelopes with the ballots to be sealed and signed by the returning officers and polling clerk.one other thing the completed ballots of today's proceedings are not to be in your position they are to be in the police possession. Leave everything in God's hand but never in man's hands. Definitely this gonna lead to what most if us don't want_ Elections Fraud
    • NDP supporter (06/06/2015, 09:56) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      police you say?

      I think that a count should have been done at the polling stations and each election person at the stations signed off the sealed envelopes. That way everyone agrees. No room for errors.
  • Voter Too (05/06/2015, 21:32) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    Then that office should be heavily guarded by the police and armed forces.
  • weed (05/06/2015, 21:35) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    hope you all eyes wide open yall no cheating should be allowed
  • Oh No (05/06/2015, 21:46) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    The only solution is since the supervisor of election can't be trusted with the ballot box lock up the ballot box and hand the keys to the observer so that no can tamper.
    • agreed (05/06/2015, 23:09) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      We prefer the observers to hold on to that key for the box that needs to be in possession of the police.
      • Oh No (06/06/2015, 00:43) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
        Some of them cops can't be trusted. In today's world money talk people will do any thing when it comes to money.
        I pray that God the father will give us Faith instead of unbelief, courage instead of fear, love instead of hate, peace instead of quarrels and war. We deserve nothing but punishment for our sins.God sees and God knows. NDP want to win so bad, but the bottom line is God in control and he will turn this election around like what happen in St.Kitts.
  • Sealing wax (05/06/2015, 22:00) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    Scotch tape (especially if it is low-grade) lifts easily, without disturbing the surface of the envelope to which it was attached. In the case of a process as important and sensitive as the preservation of the integrity of electoral ballots, a more stringent and transparent method should be employed, if only to allay concerns of manipulation.

    There was a time when sealing wax was used. It was more tamper proof, especially if there were special marks that could authenticate that the package's seal was not disturbed.

    What happened over the years?

  • Embarrassing (05/06/2015, 22:03) Like (31) Dislike (3) Reply

    Election fraud?! And where the hell are the Observers????!

  • phone (05/06/2015, 23:25) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop complaining the proof is in the pudding put it on tape record everything
  • hello (05/06/2015, 23:40) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    We want to know what the NDP concerns are. Ready, Set, Go.
  • LOL (06/06/2015, 00:17) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    We need the uk to take over this election
  • Oh No (06/06/2015, 00:56) Like (38) Dislike (3) Reply
    Listen up people to how desperate these so call NDP supporters are, and one of their people stop me along the road hey who you voting for I said don't no yet just to hear what behind her asking she well me dear vote Ndp I said what's in it for me if you want me to vote for your party, she smile then respond and said here go shopping. In my hear I called her an idiot, I say that you you have me five vote, but little did she no i am not a registered vote. I am enjoying me five hundred bucks. Desperately measure call for desperate time.
    • $$$$$ (06/06/2015, 10:37) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
      How much money does the NDP think they can dish out to deter the minds of the Spanish community and the young people. The money cannot even last 2 months and then what you are back to square one begging for work and more money. It is not worth it.
  • wize up (06/06/2015, 02:35) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    yes!!! see the fighting for power
  • Just wondering (06/06/2015, 06:36) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    In this day and age, with advance technology at its best, this is the process of the bvi election, other Caribbean countries are so much ahead with their system, all what the bvi does its in a backward motion...what a shame..I've always said and I will say it again, you CAN'T PUT RAT TO GUARD CHEESE, ..
  • A matter of time (06/06/2015, 07:06) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply


    This election process stinks…when one cast their vote, it should be sealed and then place in the ballot box which SHOULD BE UNDER LOCK AND KEYS..by the voter.. now day make sense, HOW CAN ONE VOTE WITHOUT A REGISTERERD ID…only in the bvi, where all they do is IN A BACKWARD MOTION…with all new technology in place, this system raises question..I ALWAYS SAID YOU CAN’T PUT RAT TO GUARD CHEESE….
  • Forbidden Truth (06/06/2015, 07:25) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    This power struggle is going to be very nasty. It's going to cause the VI some kind of trouble. Observers were probably out Willie T or Passes sipping brew. They are on vacation just like the UK cops. Stand up for you Democratic and inalienable rights VI people. Don't give up, don't give in. Trust GOD ONLY.
  • Just saying (06/06/2015, 08:43) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply

    This article leaves much room for concern. Last election at least 2 ballot boxes allegedly went missing. Now envelopes being sealed with mere scotch tape and no signature. This is crazy and suspicious. Did the Supivisor think that something like this would go unnoticed. No matter who wins or loses all we the public want is for fairness...plain and simple. Dictatorship has been the new way to govern for the past 3 and 1/2 please don't turn or election into a debacle.

  • VG Realist (06/06/2015, 08:44) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    I just hope that when they perform their trickery, God will struck them down in Jesus name Amen.
  • Mehson (06/06/2015, 08:52) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    NDP appears that they will stop at nothing. What you have to hide that will make you go to all lengths of lowness to return to office. Some of you will not get back no matter what you do. Our God does not sleep nor slumber so what you trying to do for evil God will use for his good. Watch and see. All who greeting the voters and offering water. Food or the like should be arrested. You know better do better.
  • Hmm (06/06/2015, 09:06) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    i smell an ndp rat and the governor would nit stop this madness .. stevie wonder can see illegal behaviors going on and no one to step in ..
  • GONE TO FAR (06/06/2015, 09:39) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    My household have five persons who can vote and register to vote to my surprise when I check the list two in a district and the three split up the election person know the family very well this is what you call injustice and fraud to the highest it is to late now to do any thing but after this snap election all hell will broke loose.
    • GONE TWO 2 FAR (06/06/2015, 11:24) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
      GONE TO FAR-----IF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS TRUE--THEN THEY REALLY GONE TOO FAR---IT IS DEFINETELY A BREACH OF THE PROCESS AND YOU SHOULD TAKE IT FURTHER------IF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS TRUE.
      • Truth (06/06/2015, 11:54) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply

        It happen this time just like it happen last time and the S****** know who the people are. She up in the Methodist Church on the choir praising God almost every Sunday.

    • TRUTH TELLER (06/06/2015, 18:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

      Bad enough if the individual is the one "illegally" registering in a district in which she/he does not live. But, if a government official knowingly allow this to happen or willfully assign the individual to a place where he/does not reside.

      Of course, the person should check to make ensure that things are what they should be. The fact that many don't is clear evidence of the mind-set of people here.

      It should be illegal for persons to register to vote in a district in which they do not live. if they move from one district to the other,they should report this immediately.

      A system needs to be put in place so that checks can be made to ensure that people vote in the district in which they reside. This is simple!!
  • VIPs (06/06/2015, 11:05) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    you hardly hear standing government complained about process-----then again most of the police officers are VIP.
  • Cane bay (06/06/2015, 11:20) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    So where are the people the governor send for to oversee the elections just asking
  • jokers (06/06/2015, 12:03) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    DONT WORRY BOUT THE NOISE VIP PEOPLE .GO TO THE POLE AND VOTE WITH A VENGEANCE VOTE THEM OUT VIP ALL THE WAYYYYYYYYYY THIS WOMAN SAID SHE DONT CARE BOUT ISLAND PEOPLE CAUSE THEY NEVER SEE A US HUNDRED DOLLAR TILL THE COME TO THE BVI.BUT NDP GOT OUR TAX PAYERS PAYING FOR A CAR FOR HER PLUS A ISLAND MAN TO DRIVE HER AND A ISLAND WOMAN TO TAKE OF HER AMD WIPE HER AS444 NOW THAT MAKE SENCE?
    • now (06/06/2015, 15:15) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      Jokers, the only reason day thing talk about island people don't see dollar until they come here is because dat thing wanted to get involved with a ISLAND MAN and d island reject here in all the money she throws at him he reject her that's why the thing hate island people. VIP ALL THE WAY NDP loose..
    • Thing to talk (07/06/2015, 11:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Jokers this is the best laugh I got ago week. I agree with you on that, in my household there are 6 of us mother, father and four children and all of us are on the registered voters list all in the 9th district and we are voting Team VIP all the way. Hubert ain't getting not one vote from us, So he better go take a seat. Come begging for we not to break his heart. This time we not only going to break it we going crush it into pieces.
  • Voter Too (06/06/2015, 13:56) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    When NDP or VIP calls for a recount u you all gonna know what going on especially on the part of the incumbbents just pray the SOE doesn't abandon her job. They are famous for such around this part of the world .
  • Smally (06/06/2015, 15:06) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Where are the nineth district fifth and the eighth district voting boxes gone. The NDP start already stealing the election and haven't get started yet I don't know what kind of officers they have at these polls and this is happening. under their watch.
  • VG 1 (06/06/2015, 18:38) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    You needs to be dismissed.
  • GROWN a@@ WOMAN (06/06/2015, 18:47) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply

    wow u people are amazing all u talk i s$%^& all day long !
    nothing is ever right for u people ! no matter who in charge of the election u would still run your mouths
    grow up BVI PEOPLE

  • queation (06/06/2015, 19:19) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Was she not the same supervisor when the NDP lose in
    2007 and the VIP won.
  • wize up (06/06/2015, 23:32) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lady Penn, continue to hold your head high; dem jus need ting 2 talk: suddenly each and every thing in the country is wrong because VIP on the back bench( what a shame)....
  • NDP heckler (07/06/2015, 03:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder if i could trust silver fox?
  • NPolitico (07/06/2015, 08:46) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    False alarm headline on another site; dismissal on this one. ! Hopefully, these are inot the sentiment of the SOE, for this is a national election to send 13 citizens to the HOA to act on behalf of the remaining 28000 of us. Thus, it is of utmost importance that the election process is executed to meet the spirit and intent of the Election Act.

    How we conduct our election speaks to the character and values of the BVI. The world is watching us and observing how seriously we are dealing with the failure to follow simple election procedures, resulting in mishandling of cast ballots and erosion of confidence of the system.

    The poor handling of the ballots may be looked at in some quarters as minor but is a serious infraction. Voters expect and trust that their cast ballots are processed with professionalism and integrity. The SOE and her staff is responsible and accountable for making this happen. The SOE who some think is aligned with the ruling party has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the election is administered freely and fairly, especially given the perception. Thus, we cannot view minor infractions as no big deal.

    In addition to the poor handling of the ballots, there were also complaints of “electioneering” or campaigning at polling stations, a violation of the Election Act. However, though I could have missed it, at the briefing, I did not hear an acknowledgement of the complaint and what action will be taken to address the alleged complaint. Stand corrected if it were. In any event no campaigning should be allowed at polling stations. Period.

    Post election, some electoral reforms are needed 1) a fix date is needed for the General Election, 2)an independent election agency is needed to conduct elections, 3)3-4 months before an election spending should be limited,4)minimum residency requirements for voters 5)absentee voting……etc. Though the early or advanced voting got off to a poor start, let’s have a better performance on Monday, June 08.
  • right (07/06/2015, 14:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Time to move her from that position. Let her go home. She is already retired.


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