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DPW Provides Update on Political Advertising

The Virgin Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) is informing candidates that political advertising will be allowed beginning June 1 after the casting of lots.


With election season quickly approaching, DPW is aware of candidates’ need to promote themselves to possible voters and has chosen a timeframe that will effectively utilize the department’s mandatary advertising device’s six-month period. The date also ensures candidates paying for advertising have also been thoroughly vetted by the Election System of the Virgin Islands.

The Department of Public Works is also reminding candidates that an advertising device permit is mandatory to place signs on public and private locations within 50 feet from the center line of any public highway in the Virgin Islands.

Signs are only allowed in the Department of Public Works designated locations, which are listed on the advertising device permit application, or approved private locations. Advertisers interested in placing signs on private property must provide the department with written approval from the location’s owner.

The department will request the applicant remove any signs found to be in non-compliance. Should DPW be forced to remove the signs, it will come at a cost of $150 per sign.

Follow DPW on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. People can also log on to www.dpw.vi.gov  or www.vitranvi.com  to stay abreast of all things V.I. Public Works.

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