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Organization : Election Systems of Virgin Islands
Facility : Frequently Asked Questions
Country : Virgin Islands
Website : https://www.vivote.gov/faqs#t2n126
1. How can I have a voter registration drive?
The Election System of the Virgin Islands does not conduct voter registration drives for candidates.
Related : Election Systems of Virgin Islands Primary, General Election August 6th & November 8th 2016 : www.electionin.org/1689.html
2. How can I get an extension for filing my campaign disclosure report?
There are no extensions for filing disclosure reports.
3. When are campaign disclosures reports due?
Campaign disclosure reports are dues every six months. In an election year there are pre and post election reports due, in addition to the normal reports.
4. If a candidate funds his campaign entirely with his own personal funds is he still required to file a campaign disclosure report?
Yes, a candidate can contribute any amount of money to his campaign, but he is still required to file a disclosure report.
5. Who must file a campaign disclosure report?
Every person, independent of an organized committee, who makes or receives contributions or makes expenditures in an aggregate amount of over $500 during a calendar year, which contributions and expenditures are for the express purpose of advocating the election or defeat of a candidate, shall file reports with the Supervisor during the reporting periods as required of political committees.
Such reports shall contain information as required of political committees by section 905 of this chapter, and a statement, under penalty of perjury, as to whether the person’s dependent expenditure is made in cooperation, consultation, or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, any candidate with, or any authorized agent or committee of such candidate.
Any independent expenditure by any person not a political committee or candidate of over $500 or more made after the thirtieth day preceding an election and before the election shall be reported to the Supervisor within 48 hours of the date of the expenditure.
6. When can I get a voters registration list?
Voter registration list are available at request, and for a cost. However, pursuant to Tile 18 section 4(b)(10) every candidate is entitled to on list by June 15th of the Election year.
7. When is a candidate required to file nomination petition or papers with the Office of the Supervisor of Elections?
After noon on the first Tuesday of May of each general election year and before 5 p.m. seven (7) calendar days thereafter.
8. Are their specific forms that are necessary to run for public office?
** Candidates are required to complete a number of forms. The main form to be completed is a nomination petition or paper. If you are a member of a political party you will be required to obtain signatures for a petition.
If you are not a member of a political party you will be required to obtain signatures for a paper.
** For a public office to be filled by a vote of the electors of the territory of the Virgin Islands at large, or for a party office to be filled by election at large, by at least 25 registered and enrolled members of the proper party in each of at least two election districts.
** For a public or party office to be filled by election in an election district or island by at least twenty-five (25) registered and enrolled members of the proper party.
** Where the nomination is for an office to be filled by the vote of the electors of the territory at large, the nomination paper shall be signed by at least 50 qualified electors of each of at least two election districts.
** Where the nomination is for an office to be filled by the vote of the electors of a particular election district only, the nomination paper shall be signed by at least 50 qualified electors of such district.