Disqualified Senate Candidate Ivy Moses Still On Ballot

Although disqualified as a candidate, St. Thomas Board of Elections member Ivy Thomas is still on the ballot as a Democratic Party candidate for Senate as early primary voting began Tuesday.

Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes issued a statement Tuesday reminding voters not to vote for Moses as votes for Moses will not be counted.

Moses challenged a 2014 law saying a Board of Elections member may not run for another elected office while serving on the board. As board members count votes and establish election procedures, senators enacted the law out of concern that a board member could be in the position of counting his or her own votes, creating at least the appearance of a conflict of interest.

V.I. Superior Court rejected Moses’ challenge and declared her ineligible to run, but ballots had already been printed. Early voting began Tuesday and runs through Monday, with voting at the two district elections offices from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The official primary date is August 6, with voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (For polling locations, see: Notice of Primary Election, Early Voting in Related Links below) 

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