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Seniors turn out in numbers for Advance Polling!

- Polling Stations open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A voter is being assisted to exercise his voting right at the House of Assembly Chambers. Photo: VINO
Voting began at 9 am.
Voting began at 9 am.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Seniors across the Territory turn out in numbers this morning Friday November 4, 2011, for Advance Polling Day where they are currently exercising their franchise at various polling stations across the Territory.

Advance Polling Day is to accommodate those persons who need extra time to vote and is ahead of the November 7, 2011 Polling Day.

Virgin Islands News Online visited the House of Assembly Chambers which is the Polling Station for the Fourth Electoral District where several seniors were assisted to cast their votes.

“Advance Polling Day is specifically to help speed up the process on Election Day. This is the time we allot for those persons who would need some extra time with their presiding officer or friends,” says Election Supervisor Juliette Penn.

The Amendments to the Elections Act of 1994 permits a voter who is incapacitated by reason of being an elderly person, (with the definition of an elderly person being seventy years or older), illiterate or any physical cause to be able to vote with the assistance of a friend, and the term friend also includes family and relatives. This category of voter has the option to take advantage of Advance Polling Day.

Advance Polling Day is also for election officers and police officers who will be working on Polling Day, Monday, November 7.

The polling stations are as follows: DISTRICTS POLLING DIVISIONS POLLING STATIONS First Zion Hill West End Community Centre Second Brewers Bay Brewers Bay Com. Centre Third Sea Cows Bay Valerie O. Thomas Com. Centre Fourth Road Town House of Assembly Chambers Fifth Huntums Ghut Enid Scatliffe Pre-Primary School Sixth Baughers Bay Alexandrina Maduro Primary School Seventh Long Look Long Look Methodist Church Hall Eighth East End East End/Long Look Com. Centre

Ninth The Valley Catholic Community Centre

The Supervisor of Elections is reminding voters to follow the directions given by the presiding officers and poll clerks regarding the proper way to mark their ballots. “Keep your X within the empty box directly next to the symbol. Do not mark your X on the candidate’s symbol or name. Any other form, for example a tick (), will not be accepted. The only mark that will be accepted is an X.”

11 Responses to “Seniors turn out in numbers for Advance Polling!”

  • True (04/11/2011, 09:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does this mean no alcohol can be served today till 2pm?
  • qqq (04/11/2011, 11:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    good news
  • right on (04/11/2011, 12:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those poor old people don’t even know what they are doing Lord Jesus help them to do the right thing
  • december (04/11/2011, 22:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    today was a blast VIP won , 1,2,3, 5,8,9 and two atlarge
    • peter crumble (05/11/2011, 10:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      4 and 6 too
      • APPLE PIE (05/11/2011, 12:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        naaaa keep it real upset coming in the 6 and 4 Mark the broke man got it
        • Registered voter (05/11/2011, 20:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          We need 3 VIP members in the oposition. Andrew, Alvin and Fraser will win their seats. They will bond and become closers as members of the same party.
  • vip loyalist (04/11/2011, 22:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    vip out infront
    • Strupes (05/11/2011, 12:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      We should look at it that the people thinking. A lot from the NDP is not like it seems. We need to be vigilant, and stay so. When those packages start flying this weekend, we need to think about the country.
  • pet (05/11/2011, 23:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    even dey dead voted on Friday..well saw what a ting!

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