ST. THOMAS — The conflict over how the territory’s elections can be administered is headed to a quick trial.

At a status hearing Thursday morning, V.I. Superior Court Judge Denise Francois ordered an evidentiary hearing to be combined with a trial on the merits of the case. Francois set aside two days — Monday and Tuesday — to address a lawsuit between the territorial government and the Elections board.

— Contact Brian O’Connor at 340-714-9130 or email