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The Board of Elections will conduct a voting machine demonstration of the Express Vote and DS200 from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Buddhoe Park on St. Croix.

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The gubernatorial campaign of Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter will have a meet and greet starting at 6 p.m. today at Walker’s By the Sea on St. Thomas.

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The Committee to Elect Sen. Jean A. Forde will hold a soup sale at Forde Headquarters from 7 to 11 a.m. today. Pumpkin, fish, red pea and chicken soup, as well as goat water will be on sale for $8 for a small bowl and $12 for a large bowl.

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The Committee to Re-Elect Sen. Dwayne DeGraff will host a soup sale beginning at 10 a.m. today at the Frenchtown Ball Park concession stand on St. Thomas.

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The campaign of Albert Bryan and Sen. Tregenza Roach and the St. Thomas District Democratic Committee are having “A Grand Campaign Clash of the Big Bands” rally and fish fry from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. today at the Democratic Auxiliary Headquarters (formerly the Allie Petrus Headquarters) at the bottom of Raphune Hill. Featured bands include Spectrum Band and Cool Session Brass Band.

Admission is free and there will be a cash bar.

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The St. Thomas chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is hosting a forum for senatorial and at-large senatorial candidates at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Charlotte Amalie High School auditorium.

The forum is part one of the sorority’s “Still on De Fence” series.

On Oct. 21, the sorority will host a forum for candidates running for governor, lieutenant governor and delegate to Congress at 2 p.m. at the Charlotte Amalie High School auditorium. The forum is part two of the sorority’s “Still on De Fence” series.

Admission is free to both events.

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The public is invited to help the Independent Citizens Movement celebrate the ICM Party’s 50th anniversary on Sunday in Emancipation Garden. There will be discussions, speeches, marching bands, re-enactments, entertainment and dancing.

Vendors will also be there to sell crafts, food and cultural and traditional items.

For more information, call 340-642-5190 or send an email to vibushtea@yahoo.com.

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The University of the Virgin Islands will conduct General Election forums for senatorial and gubernatorial candidates on St. Thomas on Monday and Tuesday and on St. Croix on Wednesday and Thursday.

The forums will be in the Administration and Conference Center, first-floor, Room 142 on St. Thomas and in the Great Hall on the St. Croix campus. All forums will begin at 6 p.m.

For those who would like to ask questions, the questions must be submitted in advance to: iloe@uvi.edu. For more information, contact Dannica Thomas at 340-693-1471 or send email to iloe@uvi.edu.

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The League of Women Voters of the Virgin Islands is inviting representatives of local civic and community action organizations to be part of a small audience during the taping of the League of Women Voters’ gubernatorial debate from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Little Theatre on St. Thomas.

Send the name of a representative for the organization to leagueforum2018@gmail.com. Only one representative from each organization will be seated.

Voters also can submit questions for consideration to be asked of the candidates to the same email address.

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In its sixth in a series of gubernatorial forums, “Step Up to Truth” presents candidates Sen. Janette Millin Young and Edgar Bengoa, Independent nominees for governor and lieutenant governor, at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the University of the Virgin Islands conference centers in both districts.

The program will be simulcast over radio stations WSTA-AM 1340 and WUVI-FM 97.3, and live-streamed via www.1340WSTA.com and livestream.com/mdmvi/stepup.

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The campaign committee for Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter will host “Two for Tuesday” from 5:30 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday until Election Day at Mapp-Potter campaign headquarters at Al Cohen’s Mall on St. Thomas.

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The campaign committee for Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter will have “One Shot Bingo” on Oct. 19 at Mapp-Potter campaign headquarters at Al Cohen’s Mall on St. Thomas.

Happy Hour is from 5 to 7 p.m. and bingo starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Community youth groups are invited to join the campaign staff of gubernatorial candidates Albert Bryan and Sen. Tregenza Roach for an “Island Wide, Island Pride Clean Up” initiative that will launch on St. Thomas at 9 a.m. Oct. 20.

Volunteer teams will meet at Fort Christian parking lot, and shuttle service will be provided to and from each cleanup location.

Youth groups with a minimum of 10 volunteer team members will receive a $500 participation reward. The youth organization with the most volunteers will be awarded an additional $1,000 cash prize to benefit its fundraising efforts.

Church groups, sports teams, dance troupes, and school clubs are all welcome to sign up for this initiative. The minimum age to join is 13 years and for every 10 youth volunteers, there must be two adult chaperone volunteers from their organization. All minors will be required to submit a signed permission slip from their parent or guardian.

Everyone will receive a T-shirt, reusable water bottle, cleanup supplies, and lunch with entertainment afterward.

Youth groups should sign up by Oct. 16 by calling 340-201-3418 or by sending an email to info@votebryanroach.com.

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The campaign committee for Gov. Kenneth Mapp and Lt. Governor Osbert Potter will have a general meeting (public invited) at 6 p.m. every Friday until Election Day at Mapp-Potter campaign headquarters at Al Cohen’s Mall on St. Thomas.

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