Assistant Information Officer
Deputy Governor's Office
Government of the Virgin Islands
The Office of the Supervisor of Elections is advising the public that Voter Registration is ongoing, and individuals who are eligible to vote, should register to do so.
As per section (2) of the Virgin Islands Constitution Order, 2007, an individual must be a Belonger18 years of age or older, and domiciled in the Virgin Islands.
Persons must present a Virgin Islands Passport, with embossed seal, a Belonger’s Card or Belonger’s Certificate to register. A Naturalisation Certificate can also be used, provided the certificate is dated before June 15, 2007.
Further, section 17(1) of the Elections (Amendment) Act No. 14 of 2011 states:
“A registered voter who is ordinarily resident in the Territory and who moves his place of residence from within one local electoral district or polling division to another, may have his name transferred to the list of voters for the local electoral district or polling division to which he has moved, if he applies on Form No. 9 and establishes, to the satisfaction of the Supervisor of Elections, proof of residence within the local electoral district or polling division to which he/she has moved’’.
Persons who have moved their place of residence and wish to transfer are encouraged to apply for a transfer. Documents to support a transfer can be in the form of cable, water, electricity or telephone bills, a rent receipt, lease agreement or a notarised document stating the new address.
Registration and Transfer forms are available at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections, Road Town Post Office, the District Offices on Anegada and Virgin Gorda and the Government Office on Jost Van Dyke. Additionally, these forms are accessible online at http://www.bvi.gov.vg/departments/office-supervisor-elections under the services tab.
For further information, please contact the Office of the Supervisor of Elections at 284-468-4380 or 284-468-3701 Ext. 4380 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Office is located at Creque’s Building, #216 Upper Main Street, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.