Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes recently announcement that the Virgin Islands Elections Office has implemented a new voter registration card. It will be a territory-wide implementation and the card will be used on all three islands. (St. Thomas Source)
One of the most noticeable additions to the new voter ID card is the voter’s individual polling location. This is very similar to what is seen on many mainland voter cards. So far, more than 30 states have implemented voter ID cards and laws that require the voter to show their ID before being permitted to vote.
According to the Commission on Federal Election Reform, “The electoral system cannot inspire public confidence if no safeguards exist to deter or detect fraud or to confirm the identity of voters. Photo IDs currently are needed to board a plane, enter federal buildings and cash a check. Voting is equally important.”
All further questions regarding the election or the required documents for registering can be answered on the Elections website at www.vivote.gov.