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SWEDISH CITIZENS CAN VOTE AT THE V.I. CONSULATE

Aug. 25, 2002 – Swedish citizens in the Virgin Islands are advised that Swedish elections will be conducted between Aug. 16 and Sept. 1, 2002, according to a release from Honorary Swedish Consul Maria Tankenson Hodge.
Any Swedish citizen is entitled to vote in an election to the Swedish or European Parliament, as well as in a nationwide referendum, as long as he or she is at least 18 years of age on Election Day and has ever been entered in the Swedish population register. In addition, the citizen must be entered in the electoral roll. A Swedish citizen living abroad is automatically entered in the electoral roll if he or she has left the country within the past 10 years. Otherwise, the Tax Authority must be notified at least 30 days prior to the election that the citizen wishes to be entered in the roll.
Election material for eligible voters is available in the Virgin Islands at the offices of the Consul, 1340 Taarneberg, St. Thomas. This location is near the corner where Innovative Cable and Innovative Telephone are located.
Citizens may vote by mail, or in person at the consulate between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 30. Any Swedish citizen may feel free to call the Consul 774-6845 with any questions regarding these matters.
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