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Polls Close At 7 p.m. Tonight, Fawkes Encourages Everyone To Vote In Runoff Election


CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The supervisor of elections said that she “is happy” to report “the steady rise” in voters with the 3 p.m. count in the 2018 Gubernatorial Run-Off Election.

So far, a total of 5,160 people have cast their ballots in the St. Croix district and 4,481 people have voted in the St. Thomas-St. John district, Supervisor of Elections Carolyn Fawkes said.

Fawkes encouraged those who haven’t voted to visit their local polling place. All polls will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight.

“The future of this republic is in the hands of the Virgin Islands voter,” she said.

If you have any question for the Board of Elections, please contact (340) 773-1021 on St. Croix or (340) 774-3107 on St. Thomas.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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