St. John Tradewinds News

Absentee Balloting for November 18 Run-off Election Set for Saturday, Nov. 15

ST. THOMAS — Officials of the St. Thomas-St. John Board of Elections announced on Friday there will be absentee balloting conducted in advance of the Nov. 18 runoff election.

Officials held an emergency meeting of the Joint Board of Elections Thursday when it became apparent that neither of the top two candidates for the post of governor had achieved the winning threshold of 50 percent, plus one in the Nov. 4 general election.

The names of candidate teams, Donna Christensen and Basil Ottley, and Kenneth Mapp and Osbert Potter have been published on a sample ballot appearing Friday morning in a local newspaper.

Absentee ballots will be accepted at the St. John Elections System Office, near the Cruz Bay traffic circle, next to O’Connor’s Jeep Rental in Contant-Enighed Saturday between 9 am and 12 Noon.

Any registered voter can file an absentee ballot if they will not be present on island on Tuesday, Nov. 18, when the runoff election is scheduled.