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Trixie_b
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I'm a resident alien in the USA - a green card holder, so I'm allowed to live and work in the USVI, but as a non citizen of the USA I can't vote in the general election.

When I move to STX will I be allowed to vote in the USVI as a resident?

Can I naturalize as an American Citizen when I'm there?

Has anyone got any information or know of any resources I can look at?

Thanks in advance.
Trix

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Topic starter Posted : September 27, 2016 7:33 pm
Trixie_b
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Just found info about naturalizing https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices/virgin-islands-charlotte-amalie-field-office

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Topic starter Posted : September 27, 2016 7:38 pm
ms411
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Only US citizens can vote in the USVI. If/when you become naturalized, you can register to vote, but I think the VI Board of Elections website is incorrect in listing what's required for naturalized citizens.

I will research what I think may be incorrect and if I do find that the VI Board of Elections is wrong, I will contact them and suggest they correct. They changed one item earlier this month, so they can be pretty responsive in St Croix office. Not so on St Thomas.

Thank you for your interest.

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Posted : September 27, 2016 7:46 pm
Islander
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Hello Trixie,

Once you are naturalized as a U.S. citizen you receive a naturalization certificate. You can use that certificate to register to vote in the Virgin Islands elections. If you happen to apply to for a U.S. passport, again after being naturalized, you can also use the passport to register to vote. (I called the Election office today and that was the information they provided. Here is their website if you want to read up on the election system in the USVI: http://www.vivote.gov/)

Thank you for using VIMovingCenter.com.

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Posted : September 29, 2016 7:18 pm
Trixie_b
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Thank you both for your help.

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Topic starter Posted : September 29, 2016 9:15 pm
ms411
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This is from the Board of Elections website:

"What documents are required for registration?
Birth Certificate or
Passport (United States) or
Military Discharge form (DD214) and a
Naturalization Certificate"

Note that it says you need Naturalization Certificate AND a DD214. I will get clarification on Saturday at the Voter Registration Expo.

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Posted : September 30, 2016 7:32 am
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