Supervisor of Elections Juliette Penn is reporting that 2018 has produced the single largest number of eligible voters to ever be struck from a BVI voters list in any one year.
Penn said roughly 200 eligible persons died between September 2017 and now. As such, they had to be struck off the list.
The Office of the Supervisor of Elections, in the meantime, recently released the preliminary voters’ list for 2018.
“This is something we do every year so that the list is updated. We are just updating your list for 2018. Elections were 2015, there was one in 2016, there was a list in 2017 but it wasn’t completed [because of the hurricanes],” Penn told BVI News.
She continued: “Next year, if God spares life, when the House [of Assembly] is dissolved, there will be a new list.”
Penn made it clear that this year’s preliminary list “has nothing to do with the election being called [earlier than the constitutionally due date in 2019].”
Nearly 14,000 eligible voters registered
This year’s list shows a total of 13,643 voters across the nine polling districts.
In the First District, some 1,478 have been listed.
A total of 1,389 voters have been listed in the Second District, 1,607 in the Third, and 1,346 in the Fourth.
Some 1,622 voters are listed in the Fifth District while 1,674 voters have been listed in the Sixth.
A total of 1,286 names are on the list for the Seventh District, while the Eighth and Ninth districts have listed 1,608 and 1,633 voters, respectively.
The list has been posted at various locations including at the General Post Office, the branch post offices and sub-post offices in the territory.
It can also be found at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections in Road Town and will be there for a period of 10 days starting from September 7.
Persons wishing to corrections to the list must contact the Office of the Supervisor of Elections to have it rectified during the 10-day timeframe.
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