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A Total of 8,171 Virgin Islanders Voted Early, Setting New Record for Non-Gubernatorial Year

Ernice Gilbert | October 26, 2020

A total of 8,171 Virgin Islanders voted early this year, setting a new record for a non-gubernatorial year, according to the Election System of the Virgin Islands. Terrell Alexandre, Election System of the VI administrative assistant, said the massive growth in turnout is attributed to a number of factors, among them Virgin Islanders looking to avoid long lines on Nov. 3 as a protective move against the coronavirus. Additionally, he said, people are simply more kin to vote early. "There are multiple reasons. Early voting has just picked up on St. Croix because in years past I think we've had two court cases that ended it," Mr. Alexandre added.  St. Croix outpaced St. Thomas this year by 85 votes. The breakdown territory-wide is as follows: St. Thomas – 3,904, St. Croix – 3,989 and St. John 278, for a territory-wide total of 8,171 which represents…

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