USVI News gets the latest on the 2022 Election process in the territory. Our team Alli Bourne-Vanneck and Lesley Comisiong recently sat down with Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes and Deputy Supervisor for the St. Thomas and St. John District Kevermay Douglas.
Election Preparedness, Numerous Checks and Balances “With all the work that goes into the checks and double checking and everything, is it disheartening sometimes when we hear in our community, this being questioned?” USVI News Alli Bourne-Vanneck asked.
“Absolutely it can be because as many are aware, we put so much into ensuring that all goes well with elections,” Kevermay Douglas, Deputy Supervisor for the St. Thomas and St. John District of the Election System of the Virgin Islands said.
“We have a system of checks and balances. And we’d also like to add that, throughout the entire election process it involves so many people within the community. Your neighbors, your family that works with the election system. It’s just not the election staff involved,” Douglas said.
“Exactly, it’s mind-boggling too with so many people involved in the process,” Bourne-Vanneck said.
“Yes, it’s a very thorough process. Like I said before, we have a system of checks and balances. We run a tight ship at the election system. Nothing passes through us,” Douglas said.