It’s Primary Day! Get Out And Vote!!!! And Tell Us What You Experience At The Polls
At 7 am today, the 2012 Election Season kicks off with the Primary Election that will set the stage for the Big Show in November.
Voters in the St. Thomas/St. John district will pare down a field of 20 Senatorial candidates to seven, with a selection that includes only three incumbents, a significant change from recent primaries. The entire Territory has the opportunity to select one of four candidates for the Senator At Large position, with Andrew Rutnick, Iris Kearn and Ronnie Jones challenging incumbent Craig Barshinger.
And, in the race that has probably garnered the most attention, both the Democrats and Republicans will be selecting their candidates to run for the position of US Delegate to Congress; on the Democratic side, between incumbent Rep. Donna M. Christensen and challenger Stacey Plaskett and for the Republicans, between former Sen. Holland Redfield and Vincent Danet.
It will be the first test of this season for the paper ballots and will give us a glimpse of what we have to expect in what promises to be one of the most significant election cycles in recent memory.
Whatever your party, we encourage everyone to get out and vote.
And at a time when the credibility of the election system is a source of much debate, we ask that you send us your comments and observations from the polling places you attend. Let us know what you see and how you think this election is being managed.
So now it begins.
Get out and VOTE!