July 30, 2004 – The St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections will hold voter registration at the Coral Bay fire station on Aug. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
"We want to be sure that everyone has an opportunity to become a registered voter and to make it easy for people to participate," Sharon Coldren, Coral Bay Community Council president, said.
Registered voters also may change their party affiliation at that time.
The Elections Board is holding the registration at the request of the Coral Bay Community Council. Natalie Thomas, board deputy supervisor, said that any community organization may ask for a similar service.
The deadline to register to vote in the Sept. 11 primary election is Aug. 12.
Those wishing to register must show proof of U.S. citizenship a birth certificate, U.S. passport, U.S. naturalization certificate or baptismal certificate. You must be at least 18 years and have resided in the territory for at least 90 days prior to an election.
Thomas said those seeking to register must state under oath that they have lived in the territory for that long. If the staff has any doubts, an individual may be required to show a utility bill or some other proof of residency for the required period.
She also said that candidates for elective office who wish to run in the Sept. 11 primary must file with the Elections Board between Aug. 3 and 10.
For more information, call the board offices at 774-3107.
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