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Notice of By-Election 2020 (Casual Vacancy)


LOCAL ELECTIONS ACT 1986, LOCAL GOVERNMENT DISTRICT OF ONCHAN NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION (CASUAL VACANCY)

Notice is hereby given that a by-election of ONE member of the ONCHAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS for the period to 1st May 2021 will be held on THURSDAY 22nd October 2020.

Forms of nomination may be obtained from the Chief Executive/Clerk, at the Commissioners’ Offices, Hawthorn Villa, Main Road, Onchan during normal office hours during the period up to and including THURSDAY 24th September 2020.

The form of nomination paper includes instructions as to its completion and signing.

A  nomination  paper  duly  completed  must  be  delivered  to  the  Chief  Executive/Clerk  of the Authority before 5:00 pm on 24th September 2020 at the Commissioners’ Offices, Hawthorn Villa, Main Road, Onchan.

In the event of a contested election polling will take place on the 22nd day of October 2020. Candidates may obtain a Request for a Register of Electors Form from the Chief Executive/Clerk on receipt of the request one copy of the register of electors for the Local Government District of Onchan may be obtained from the Chief Executive/Clerk of the Authority.

Copies of the Local Elections Act 1986, the Representation of the People Act 1995 (as amended), 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, IM1 3PW and from the Department`s website.

ABSENT VOTERS

Absent voter’s ballot papers can be obtained only by means of an application duly completed and received by the Chief Executive/Clerk of the Authority.

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 voter’s 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 returning officer –

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

where the ballot paper is to be marked elsewhere than in the Isle of Man, at least 7 clear days before day fixed for the poll.

Provided that where the absent voter’s ballot is to be marked in the Isle of Man the ballot may be delivered to the returning officer at any time before the close of the poll.

Application forms are available from the Chief Executive/Clerk during normal working office hours. The  Representation  of  the  People  Act  1995  (as  amended)  provides  that  a  person  who  is  or

will  be  entitled  to  vote  at  an  election  may  apply  to  the  returning  officer  of  the  district  or

ward  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 election, are, on conviction of such offence, liable to the penalties mentioned in that behalf in the Representation of the People Act 1995 (as amended).

 

By Order                                                                                     DEREK CRELLIN Commissioners Office                                                               RETURNING OFFICER Hawthorn Villa

79 Main Road

Onchan

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