Organization : Election Systems of Virgin Islands
Facility : Primary & General Election
Country : Virgin Islands
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Primary & General Election/Home Page : http://www.vivote.gov/
Primary & General Election :
Primary Election – August 6th 2016
General Election – November 8th 2016
Related : Election Systems Virgin Islands Voting Process : www.electionin.org/327.html
Casting a Provisional Ballot :
** A person claiming to be properly registered in the Virgin Islands and eligible to vote at a specific election district, but whose eligibility to vote at that location cannot be determined, shall be entitled to vote a Provisional Ballot as provided by law.
** Election Officers in the polling place shall inform a person who desires to vote a Provisional Ballot of the location of his/her correct polling place.
** Persons voting a Provisional Ballot shall present proof of identity and address to the Election Officers.
** The voter shall complete the affidavit on the Provisional Ballot Envelope and affirm the right to vote. Upon completion of the affidavit, an Election Officer shall sign the space provided as witness to the person’s signature. The Election Officer shall write the affidavit number on the instruction sheet to be given to the voter.
** The Election Officer shall give the voter his/her ballot, a ballot envelope, Provisional Ballot envelope, the ballots and an instruction sheet. The voter shall then be provided a location for marking the ballot in secrecy.
** After voting the Provisional Ballot, the voter shall fold the ballot, put it into the ballot envelope and then put the ballot envelope into the Provisional Ballot Envelope, seal the Provisional Ballot Envelope and place it in the ballot box.
** Should a voter “spoil” his/her ballot, upon request he/she shall be given another ballot upon surrendering the “spoiled” ballot.
** The Information Sheet includes instructions on how a voter may determine whether or not his/her ballot was counted, and if not counted, the reason that it was not counted.
** If Territorial Court or another court of competent jurisdiction orders that some or all polling places in a district remain open beyond the normal time for closing, all persons who arrive to vote at the polling place(s) ordered to be kept open after the normal time for closing shall vote by Provisional Ballot.
** The Board of Elections shall, within ten days (10), investigate and evaluate each provisional ballot. Subsequently the Office of the Supervisor of Election will established an access system for electors who casts a provisional ballot they may access to discover whether the vote of that individual was counted, and, if the vote was not counted, the reason the vote was not counted.
Persons Permitted In The Voting Room :
** Members of the District Boards of Elections and Management staff.
** The Election Official and related personnel.
** Authorized Poll Watchers as provided by law.
** Persons voting or waiting to vote, or persons permitted to provide the voter assistance.
** Other persons necessary to the conduct of the election as determined by unanimous consent of the Judges and Inspector.
Prohibitions- Fraud & Misrepresentation :
** Persons shall not give or offer to give any elector any money or thing of value as compensation, inducement, or reward for registering to vote, not registering to vote, for voting or not voting, or for voting in a particular manner.
** Persons shall not fake a physical disability in order to have persons of their choice provide them assistance in voting.
** Election Officers shall not attempt to influence, persuade, intimidate, bribe or coerce any elector in any manner that would affect for whom the elector votes.
** No person shall attempt to vote in the name of another person whether the other person is living, dead or fictitious.
** No person shall vote or attempt to vote more than once in any election.
** No person shall fraudulently cast any ballot.
** Election Officers shall not make any false entries on election records.
** No person shall change or alter another person’s ballot, or otherwise defraud an elector of his/her vote.
** No person shall steal, destroy or hide any registration or election