The Green Papers: Virgin Islands 2016 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2016. Find 2017 elections here.

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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
Saturday 6 August 2016 - Primary Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p AST (1100-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p AST (1100-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 22 November 2016 - Gubernatorial Runoff Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p AST (1100-2300 UTC).
 
Capital:Charlotte Amalie (island of St. Thomas)
 

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Virgin Islands State and Local Government

Virgin Islands 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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.
2016 Candidate Listings from the Elections System of the Virgin Islands.

6 August 2016 primary returns from
Elections System of the Virgin Islands.


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

Seat up for regular election 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)
  Elected Democratic 14,531 97.51% Territorial Delegate Stacey E. Plaskett
FEC H2VI00082; 28 Nov 16; Tot $361,045; Dsb $316,372
  Candidate Scattering 371 2.49% WRITE-IN
  Candidate 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.

FEC H6VI01024
Total 14,902 100.00%  
 

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.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
  Republican: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  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.

Notes

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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  LII - US Code collection - Virgin Islands
Election Authority
  Election System of the Virgin Islands
  Elections System of the Virgin Islands - facebook
  GVI Portal - Official portal of the USVI Government
  VI Elections System - twitter
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Legislature of the Virgin Islands
  US Code - Virgin Islands Cornell University Law School - Legal Information Institute
  Virgin Islands Code Unannotated LexisNexis
Democratic
  Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands (yahoo groups)
  U.S. Virgin Islands Democratic Party (facebook.com)
Republican
  The Republican Party of the USVI
  The Republican Party of the Virgin Islands & Virgin Islands Republican Women
  The Republican Party of the Virgin Islands; P.O. Box 1532; St. Thomas, VI 00804; 340-776-0583
  Virgin Islands Republican Party (Facebook)
Third Party
  Independent Citizens Movement of the Virgin Islands
Media & others
  Politics1.com - Virgin Islands
  St. Croix Source
  St. John Source
  St. John Tradewinds
  St. Thomas Source
  The Virgin Islands Consortium
  The Virgin Islands Daily News
  Virgin Islands Consortium
  WSTA AM - St. Thomas
  WTJX TV - Virgin Islands Public Television

 


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