Calling for unity after Tuesday's run-off election, Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp urged all Virgin Islanders to come together to support the territory’s recovery efforts under the leadership of the newly elected administration.
According to unofficial territory-wide results, the team of Albert Bryan, Jr. and Tregenza Roach won Tuesday’s gubernatorial runoff election, beating incumbents Kenneth Mapp and Osbert Potter, 11,796 votes to 9,766.
As of noon, a total of 3,558 voters cast their ballots in the St. Croix District and 3,062 in the St. Thomas-St. John District, according to Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes. Those numbers are higher than at the same time on Nov. 6.
Early voting for the gubernatorial runoff election took place Saturday and Sunday, and while the numbers are high compared to 2014, when early voting was new, they dropped off sharply compared to the general election on Nov. 6.
The Virgin Islands Run-off Election poll results are in. The poll was conducted by VI Tech Stack (VITS), a University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park (UVI-RTPark) company that specializes in political polling.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Board of Elections of the St. Thomas-St. John District and the St. Croix District counted the Provisional Ballots. The attached unofficial report with the updated contests is attached.
Early Voting for the 2018 Run-Off Election is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18. Polls will be open on St. Croix and St. Thomas from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. On St. John, the polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Female candidates and Democrats swept the districts’ Senate races Tuesday night, including newcomers Donna Frett-Gregory and Alicia Barnes, who took the top spots on St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix, respectively.
After hours of waiting and speculation, the unofficial general election results point toward a gubernatorial runoff between incumbent Kenneth Mapp and Democratic challenger Albert Bryan, which has been scheduled for Nov. 20.
Voters headed out to the polls in droves early Tuesday, packing turnout numbers in an election that appears on track to easily crush the last gubernatorial election turnout. Polling places remain open until 7 p.m.
The three candidates running to fill the at-large seat took the long road in hopes of victory on Election Day. Like some of the teams running for the top spot as governor and lieutenant governor, they embarked on a three-island tour.
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