Ms Griffin’s appointment means the tenure of the previous Elections Supervisor, Ms Juliette Penn has come to an end in a post she has held for the past 18 years.
Commenting on the appointment, Deputy Governor Mr David D. Archer, Jr welcomed Ms Griffin to the role, saying that her mix of professional experience in the areas of social development, criminal justice, and elections administration make her an ideal candidate to ensure elections are accessible and conducted in accordance with the law.
“The Elections Supervisor has to fulfil the requirements of the Elections Act and the Virgin Islands Constitution and to ensure that all eligible voters can participate in the democratic process. It is no exaggeration to say that this post helps uphold our Virgin Islands democracy,” he said.
The Deputy Governor also thanked outgoing Elections Supervisor Ms Penn, whose sound guidance has brought the Territory’s elections into the technological age.
According to a release from the Department of Public Information (DPI), Ms Griffin’s 21 years in the Public Service have been primarily in the legal arena, including leadership experience as Acting Deputy Court Manager and as Human Development Project Manager at the Recovery and Development Agency.
She also has considerable experience in the area of social development along with conducting elections. Throughout the Virgin Islands General Elections of 2011, 2015, and 2019, Ms Griffin has supported the Office of the Elections Supervisor in temporary roles including poll clerk, tally clerk, and presiding officer.