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The Cost of Electing People

Dear Source:
I am forwarding this correspondence to address a number of misrepresentations outlined in an article date August 10, 2008 by David S. North entitled "Waste at the Election Board". Mr. North was totally correct in the representation of the fact the 1.6 million would be necessary to "run his operation for the fiscal year starting October 1, 2008". This sum is for the administration of the entire Election System of the Virgin Islands, which is comprised of four divisions. The cost of conducting a single election is $213,179.00.
This is but one activity that is administered by the Election System of the Virgin Islands. Also the number of registered voters listed by Mr. North is incorrect as of July 31, 2008 the number of registered voter was 49, 692 and counting.
I thought it necessary to correct the misrepresentations made by Mr. North. It is my sincere hope and anticipation that in the future if anyone needs information on the administration of the Election System of the Virgin Islands and the programs and projects administered by the agency, please give us a call, send and e-mail, hit our website, but please get the facts before you put pen to paper. I can be contacted at:
John Abramson, Jr.
Supervisor of Elections
Election System of the Virgin Islands
P.O. Box 1499, Kingshill
St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00851
773-1021 or 774-3107 (Office)
773-4523 or 776-2391 (Fax)
E-mail abramsonjohn@hotmail.com,
If for any reason you might have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact my office at the above numbers.
John Abramson, Jr.
Supervisor of Elections

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