|The Green Papers: Virgin Islands 2016 General Election|
Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary Election: Saturday 6 August 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
✓ Gubernatorial Runoff Election: Tuesday 22 November 2016
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Virgin Islands State and Local Government
Virgin Islands 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
If no Gubernatorial or Delegate to the United States House of Representative candidate receives a majority of the General Election vote, the top two vote getters proceed to a runoff held 14 days after the General election. (Revised Organic Act of 1954, Sec., 11 re: Gov.-Lt Gov. §1422; P.L. 92-271 re: Delegate to House of Representatives §1712)
2016 Primary Election Sample Ballot from the Elections System of the Virgin Islands.
6 August 2016 primary returns from
8 November 2016 returns from the Election System of the Virgin Islands.
|Governor 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive full 4-year terms. Territorial Governor|
|Independent||Governor Kenneth E. "Ken" Mapp
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
|Delegate to the House of Representatives 2 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2016|
|Democratic||Territorial Delegate Stacey E. Plaskett
Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
| ||** Uncontested Race **|
|Candidate list (1, 2 write-ins)|
|Democratic||14,531||97.51%||Territorial Delegate Stacey E. Plaskett
FEC H2VI00082; 28 Nov 16; Tot $361,045; Dsb $316,372
|Write-in; (Republican)||Gordon P. Ackley
Running as a Republican
As of Friday 5 August 2016, Mr. Ackley and the Virgin Islands Republican Party have jointly filed suit in Federal court seeking to have Mr. Ackley's name placed on the Tuesday 8 November 2016 ballot as the Republican candidate for Territorial Delegate to the U.S. Congress. In the meantime, Mr. Ackley continues a write-in campaign for that office.
Although Mr. Ackley failed to file nominating papers by the 17 May 2016 deadline under territorial law for doing so (and, therefore, has failed to appear on the 6 August 2016 Primary ballot on the GOP line), he was still nominated for Territorial Delegate to Congress by the Virgin Islands Republican Party at its Territorial Convention on 11 June 2016.
|Political Parties Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.|
| Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 1 candidate|
| Republican: 1 candidate|
| Independent: 1 incumbent|
|Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable|
| Scattering: 1 candidate|
| Write-in: 1 candidate|
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.
|Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.|
|Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.|
"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.
When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.
If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.
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