As the next general elections draw nearer, the local electorate is being told they only have days to make the official 2018 Voters List.
Supervisor of elections Juliette Penn said prospective voters have until September 3 to become included on the list.
“Continuous voter registration is ongoing and all persons who are eligible and have attained the age of 18 years or will attain the age of 18 years on or before September 3 are encouraged to register to vote,” the Office of the Supervisor of Elections said.
“Documents to be presented when registering are a birth certificate, Virgin Islands passport or a Belonger’s card. A naturalisation certificate can also be used, provided it is dated before June 15, 2007,” the office added.
Only persons with Belonger status who reside in the BVI or in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands are eligible to vote.
Belongers who resided abroad but have relocated to the aforementioned jurisdictions must apply for a transfer by September 3 to become eligible to vote, Office of the Supervisor of Elections said.
Meanwhile, three political organisations have so far confirmed they will be producing candidates for the next general elections.
They are the Orlando Smith-led National Democratic Party, the Andrew Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party, and the newly formed, Julian Fraser-led Progressives United.
The upcoming elections are constitutionally due in the summer 2019 but there have been suggestions the BVI might go to the polls sooner.
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