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Fawkes Reports Early Voting Turnout, Low Turnout for Voters Age Group 18-24

Virgin Islands Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes (file photo)

Supervisor of Elections Caroline F. Fawkes, reports on the Early Voting turnout in both districts after three days. It will continue from Thursday, Oct. 13 through Monday, Oct. 31.

Voting hours on St. Croix and St. Thomas are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voting hours on St. John are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The early voting locations are:

  • District of St. Croix Elections Office at Sunny Isle Shopping Center Unit 26
  • District of St Croix at St. Joseph Church Hospitality Lounge
  • District of St. Thomas/St. John at St. Thomas Lockhart Gardens (upstairs from Banco Popular)
  • District of St. Thomas/St. John at St. Thomas, Tutu Park Mall (former Scotia Bank location)
  • District of St. Thomas/St. John at Market Place Suite II

The number of electors who participated in early voting through Wednesday, Oct. 12, is as follows: St. Thomas: 1,040; St. John: 63; St. Croix: 1,017, for total participation of 2,120. Fawkes expects the number to rise significantly as early voting continues.

The turnout of voters in the age group of 18-24 remains relatively low — on St. John: 3; St. Thomas: 19; St. Croix: 17, which represent two percent of voters who have voted thus far. She is pleading with parents and grandparents to bring their child(ren) when coming to exercise their right to vote.

In closing, Supervisor Fawkes reminds the public that “Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use It,” said Susan B. Anthony.

The Elections System will update the public every other day regarding the turnout for the 2022 General Election Early Voting.

If there are any questions or concerns, contact the Elections offices at 773-1021 (St. Croix Elections Office) or 774-3107 (St. Thomas Elections Office).

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