U.S. Virgin Islands 2018 Elections Calendar

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May 2018

May 1: First day on which nomination petitions/papers may be filed, after noon.

May 8: Last day on which nomination petitions/papers may be filed, deadline 6 p.m.

May 13: Deadline for withdrawal of nominated candidates; deadline for candidates for the same office with similar last surnames to request in writing that the occupation or residence be printed opposite his/her name on the ballot.

May 18: Noon deadline for filing substitute nomination certificates and papers.

May 25: 5:30 p.m. casting of lots for position of names upon the official primary ballot. (as per act

June 2018

June 5: (Tuesday) first day for absentee ballots for the primary election. Deadline for receipt at Elections Office of shortened names for those candidates with more than 22 letters in their names. Certification of nominees by the supervisor of elections.

June 20: (Wednesday) Certification of nominees. All federal ballots to be mailed out to military and overseas personnel.

July 2018

July 5: (Thursday) Last day for voter registration before primary. First day for examination of voting machines and voting machine instructions. Last day to investigate all questions relating to registration of electors.

Last day for changes of enrollment of political parties and cancellation of party enrollment.

Deadline for receipt of removal notices and transfer of registration.

July 14: (Saturday) Last day for examination of voting machines and instruction in use of electronic voting machines. Public notice of primary election.

July 15: (Sunday)

Deadline for qualified electors to petition the Board of Elections to cancel the registration of any registered elector for cause shown. Deadline for persons whose application to be registered has been denied to petition the Board of Elections for review of the matter.

July 17: (Tuesday) Last day for receipt by the supervisor of elections of applications for absentee ballots for the primary election.

July 18: (Wednesday) Deadline for appeals to the district court by persons whose claim for registration were denied or whose previous registration was canceled and who has exhausted all administrative remedies. Testing of electronic voting machines and tabulating equipment, certification by the Board of Elections. This is open to the general public and media.

To Be Announced: First and last days for early voting in the general election.

August 2018

Aug. 4: (Saturday) Primary election.

Aug. 9 (Thursday) Registrars in the Election System of the Virgin Islands commence registration.

Aug. 28: (Tuesday) 5:30 p.m. casting of lots for position of names upon the official election ballot.

Aug. 31: (Friday) In case of a tie vote at the primary election, the candidate receiving the tie vote shall cast lots before the Supervisor of Elections at noon.

September 2018

Sept. 11: (Tuesday) First day for receipt by the supervisor of elections of applications for absentee ballots for the primary election.

Sept. 20: (Thursday) All federal ballots to be mailed out to military and overseas personnel.

October 2018

Oct. 7: (Sunday) Last day for registration. First day for examination of voting machines and instructions in use of electronic voting machines. Last day to investigate all questions relating to registration of electors. Deadline for receipt of removal notices and transfer of registration. Last day for change of enrollment of political party and cancellation of party enrollment.

Oct. 9: (Tuesday) Official public notice of general election due.

Oct. 16: (Tuesday) Deadline for receipt by the supervisor of elections of applications for absentee ballots for the general election.

Oct. 17: (Wednesday) Deadline for persons whose application to be registered has been denied to petition the Board of Elections for review of the matter. Appointment of election officers. Deadline for qualified electors to petition the Board of Elections to cancel the registration of any registered elector for cause shown. Last day for examination of voting machines and instruction in use of electronic voting machines.

Oct. 18: (Thursday) Deadline for appeals to the district court by persons whose claim for registration were denied or whose previous registration was canceled and who has exhausted all administrative remedies. Testing of electronic voting machines and tabulation equipment; Certification by the Board of Elections (Open to the public and media).

To Be Announced: First and last day of early voting for the general election.

November 2018

Nov. 6: (Tuesday) General election day.

Nov. 20: (Tuesday) Run off elections, if no candidate wins an outright majority of the votes.

Nov. 25: (Sunday) Registrars in the election system of the Virgin Islands commence registration.