NOTICE OF BYE-ELECTION
LOCAL ELECTIONS ACT 1986
ONCHAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS
NOTICE OF BYE-ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that a bye-election of ONE member of the ONCHAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS for the period to 1st May 2020 will be held on THURSDAY, 10th November 2016.
Forms of Nomination may be obtained from the undersigned at the Commissioners' Offices, Hawthorn Villa, Main Road, Onchan during normal office hours during the period up to and including THURSDAY 13th October 2016.
The form of nomination paper includes instructions as to its completion and signing.
A nomination paper duly completed must be delivered to the undersigned before 5.00 p.m. on 13th day of October 2016 at the Commissioners Offices, Hawthorn Villa, Main Road, Onchan.
In the event of a contested bye-election polling will take place on 10th day of November 2016.
Nominated candidates may obtain one copy of the register of electors for the Onchan District from the undersigned free of charge.
Copies of the Local Elections Act 1986, the Representation of the People Act 1995, the Local Election Rules 2003 (as amended) and the Local Elections (Absent Voters) Regulations 2008 (as amended) are available from the Tynwald Library, Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM21 3PW and from the Department of Infrastructure's website.
Absent voters' ballot papers can be obtained only by means of an application duly completed and received by the undersigned:-
(a) where the absent voter's ballot paper is to be marked in the Isle of Man, at least 7 clear days before the day fixed for the poll; or
(b) where the absent voter's ballot paper is to be marked elsewhere than in the Isle of Man, at least 9 clear days before the day fixed for the poll.
Absent voters' ballot papers will be issued to persons whom the returning officer has accepted as being entitled to vote as such at the address in the Isle of Man or elsewhere as notified to the undersigned:-
(a) where the ballot paper is to be marked in the Isle of Man, at least 5 clear days before the day fixed for the poll; or
(b) where the ballot paper is to be marked elsewhere than in the Isle of Man, at least 7 clear days before the day fixed for the poll.
Provided that where the absent voter's ballot paper is to be marked in the Isle of Man the ballot paper may be delivered to the absent voter at any time before the close of the poll.
Application forms are available from the undersigned during normal office hours.
The Representation of the People Act 1995 (as amended) provides that a person who is or will be entitled to vote at the bye-election may apply to the Returning Officer of the District in which that person seeks to exercise his or her vote to be treated as an absent voter.
TAKE NOTICE that all persons who are guilty of bribery, treating, undue influence, personation or other corrupt practices at the bye-election, are, on conviction of such offence, liable to the penalties mentioned in that behalf in the Representation of the People Act 1995.
Commissioners' Office T.R. CRAIG
Hawthorn Villa, Main Road, Returning Officer