ST. THOMAS — A V.I. Superior Court judge has granted a temporary restraining order to suspend voter registration on St. Thomas and St. John until after Tuesday’s runoff election.

The order, granted Wednesday by Judge Denise Francois, prohibits Elections Board Chairman Arturo Watlington Jr. and the Elections Board from registering any new voters until five days after the runoff.

— Contact A.J. Rao at 340-714-9104 or email