The V.I. Joint Board of Elections met Wednesday on St. John and created two new committees to deal with major issues, including legislative changes and the applications for supervisor and deputy supervisor of elections, said Board Chairman Rupert Ross Jr.
But no report came out of the Election Reform Committee, which a number of people are watching and awaiting action on issues that played out in the last election cycle, Ross said.
After the Joint Board voted against paying $75 stipends to board members who showed up at a series of contentious meetings that did not reach quorum in February, St. Croix Board Member Adelbert Bryan, who moved the motion, refused to provide a report on the Election Reform Committee, of which he is the chairman.
Ross said reasons for voting against paying the stipends varied. When reached by phone, Bryan said that some board members who were present for the February meetings that failed to reach a quorum also voted against the payments.