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2012-2020 Representatives:0(0.00% of 435)
Capital:Charlotte Amalie (island of St. Thomas)
 

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 The unincorporated TERRITORY of Virgin Islands
 Status: unincorporated TERRITORY
 possession [officially, the UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS] formally transferred to the United States by DENMARK, 31 March 1917 (before this, known as the DANISH WEST INDIES)

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  (--2013) The next general election in the Virgin Islands shall be held on November 2, 1954 ... Thereafter the general elections shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, beginning with the year 1956, and every two years thereafter. [U.S. Code Title 48,Chapter 12, Subchapter III, §1576][18 VIC 231]
(a) The Delegate from the Virgin Islands shall be elected at large, by separate ballot and by a majority of the votes cast for the office of Delegate. ... If no candidate receives such majority, on the fourteenth day following such election a runoff election shall be held between the candidates receiving the highest and the second highest number of votes cast for the office of Delegate. In case of a permanent vacancy in the office of Delegate, by reason of death, resignation, or permanent disability, the office of Delegate shall remain vacant until a successor shall have been elected and qualified. [U.S. Code Title 48, Chapter 16, Subchapter I, §1712] [Revised Organic Act of 1954, Sec., 11 re: Gov.-Lt Gov.; PL 92-271]
  (2013--) "General elections shall be held in the Virgin Islands on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, beginning with the year 1964, and every two years thereafter ..." [18 V.I.C. §231]
"If no candidates receive a majority of the votes cast in any election, on the fourteenth day thereafter a runoff election shall be held between the candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor receiving the highest and second highest numbers of votes cast." [V.I.C. Rev. Org. Act of 1954 § 11 (2013)]
State Primary   All States
  (--2012) Party primary elections shall be held in the Virgin Islands on the second Saturday of September for the purpose of choosing candidates for nomination to public offices to be voted for at the ensuing general election. [Title 18 Chapter 11 § 232] [18 VIC 232]
  (2012--) Party primary elections shall be held in the Virgin Islands on the first Saturday of August for the purpose of choosing candidates for nomination to public offices to be voted for at the ensuing general election. [18 V.I.C. § 232]
Polling times   All States
  At all primaries and elections, the polls shall be open from 7:00 a.m., until 7:00 p.m. [Title 18 Chapter 21 Subchapter §555]


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Constitution    All States
  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    All States
  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
  Republican Party of the Virgin Islands (RNC)
  Republican Party of the Virgin Islands
  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 Island Republicans
  Virgin Islands Republican Party (Facebook)
Third Party
  Independent Citizens Movement of the Virgin Islands
  The United States Virgin Islands Green Party
Media & others
  Politics1.com - Virgin Islands
  St. Croix Source
  St. John Source
  St. John Tradewinds
  St. Thomas Source
  The Vanguard - St. Croix
  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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