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Ongoing voter registration and transfer

Supervisor of Elections Ms. Juliette Penn. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The public is hereby informed that continuous Voter Registration is ongoing and all persons who are eligible and have attained the age of 18-years, are encouraged to register to vote.

This, according to a Government Information Service (GIS) press release yesterday, November 22, 2018, which called on all other eligible persons to register to vote.

In accordance with Section 17(1) of the Elections (Amendment) Act No. 14 of 2011, persons who have moved their place of residence and wish to transfer are encouraged to apply for a transfer.

It states, “a registered voter who is ordinarily resident in the Territory and who moves his place of residence from within one local electoral district or polling division to another, may have his name transferred to the list of voters for the local electoral district or polling division to which he has moved, if he applies on Form No. 8 and establishes, to the satisfaction of the Supervisor of Elections, proof of residence within the local electoral district or polling division to which he has moved”.

Supporting documentary evidence can be in the form of Cable, Water or Electricity bills; a rent receipt, or a notarized document stating new address.

Registration and Transfer forms are available at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections, Post Offices throughout the Territory, the District Offices on Anegada and Virgin Gorda and the Government Office on Jost Van Dyke.

5 Responses to “Ongoing voter registration and transfer”

  • Need To Know (23/11/2018, 17:30) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    If a person living here twenty four years now and attain residency status are they liable to vote? Just a question commentors please. don't insult me.
    • wize up (25/11/2018, 08:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ need to know: there is something called influence; one might not be able to cast a vote but you know of people that can vote:
  • tola (23/11/2018, 19:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check with the Elections office or Passport office
  • Futuristic (23/11/2018, 20:38) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    People here for 30 plus years and can’t vote so you still have a lot to go before you can vote. Jejejeje
  • Tafari Zharr (24/11/2018, 17:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is going to come a time when YOU will be called upon and where others that would refuse you now will be lobbying for your right to vote; back in the day thee was a tune “L**don is a *itch” - Mr “Pen”deCastro even him as a Nationalist will fight for your rights and to explain how you can advance towards favor in possible options to exercise that splintered “plight” - but it will be your right to accept what you have been denied; so we hear you but neither be dismayed nor disparaged just think if all politics are local- you will become the demographic that will become the flavor of the day- like the cornerstone that the builder rejected; BVI encumbants ought to start canvassing the people who have become the fabric of its quilting- The platform cannot be all about “man/woman of the soil; when people connected to the culture toil with and for the land; the truth is after 24 years “you ain’t going no whey” but if you do wherever you go it won’t take the criteria of 24 years to Sacrifice your voice, visions, and Vote; Luce if you want to offer solutions and loosening the vote; make there dreams yours or perhaps someone from Scatliffe Alley- should step in the ring!

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