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ELECTIONEERING POLICIES RELEASED FOR TERRITORY

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Oct. 20, 2002 – Supervisor of Elections John Abramson Jr. said the following campaigning policies for election day in the territory will be strictly enforced by the V.I. Police Department.
He said Title 18 section 556 of the V.I. Code regarding electioneering sets the following guidelines:
In the St. Thomas-St. John District no electioneering will be allowed within 1,000 feet of the main entrance or gate of any polling place.
In the St. Croix District no electioneering will be allowed within 25 feet of the main entrance or gate of any polling place.
"All campaign workers shall adhere to the current policy governing dress code for campaign workers. No person within a polling area, for any reason other than to cast their personal vote, is prohibited from electioneering, which includes, but is not limited to, distribution of campaign material or paraphernalia, wearing of campaign or candidate attire or paraphernalia, (including, but not limited to: hats, T-shirts, buttons, pins) campaign or candidate oratory, display of campaign flags, banners, signs or posters."
According to Abramson, voters going into polling places to cast their votes are not restricted from wearing campaign materials.
For more information, contact the Office of the Supervisor of Elections at 774-3107, 776-6335 or 773-1021.

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