Office of the Deputy Governor
Office of the Supervisor of Election
Release Date:
Friday, 21 April 2023 - 4:24pm

Employers are reminded that in accordance with Section 65 (1) of the Elections Act, 1994: “Every employer shall on polling day, allow every voter in his employ a reasonable period for voting, and no employer shall make any deduction from the pay or other remuneration of any such voter or impose upon or exact from him any penalty by reason of his absence during such period.”

Any employer who interferes with the granting to any voter in his employ of such period for voting shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of five hundred dollars ($500) and to imprisonment for six (6) months.

Polling stations will operate on April 24 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Nia Douglas-Wheatley

Communications Officer II
Deputy Governor's Office
Government of the Virgin Islands
Tel: 284.468.2350
Email: ndouglas@gov.vg