Governor Capes has today issued the Writ of Election, for the 12 March Bye-Election.

The Writ confirms the last day and time for receiving Nominations to elect a Member to fill the vacant seat on Legislative Council, following the resignation of Tony Green in December 2013.

The last day and time for nominations is 12 noon on Wednesday 26 February 2014 and all nominations should be delivered within this time to the Returning Officer, Mrs Gillian Francis, at the Castle, Jamestown.

If more than one valid nomination is received, a Poll will be taken. Polling Day will take place on Wednesday 12 March 2014, at the following Polling Stations:

• Blue Hill Community Centre

• Half Tree Hollow Community Centre

• Harford Community Centre

• Judges Lodge at Alarm Forest

• Kingshurst Community Centre

• Levelwood Community Centre

• Jamestown Community Centre, and

• Sandy Bay Community Centre

The Register of Electors has now been amended to take account of applications received and has today been published in an Extraordinary Gazette. This new Register will be used in the Bye-Election. Only those persons with their name on the new Register of Electors will be eligible to stand for Legislative Council, providing they are over the age of 21 years.

Only persons named on the amended Register will be able to vote in the Bye-Election. A copy of the amended Register of Electors can be found on the SHG website (http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/government-gazettes/) and at the following locations around the Island:

• All Community Centres

• The Public Library

• The Customer Service Centre

• The Post Office

• Half Tree Hollow Supermarket

• The Agriculture and Natural Resources Office, Scotland

• Head O’ Wain Clinic • Audrey Yon’s Shop, Blue Hill

• Sandy Bay shops,

• Silver Hill Shop, and

• The Longwood Supermarket.

Assistant Registration Officers in the different districts around the Island will also have copies of the new Register, together with nomination forms.

The Assistant Registration Officers are as follows: • Jamestown – Robert Essex, Alicia Thomas, Olive Williams, Douglas Bennett • Levelwood – Ronald Coleman, Pamela Joshua • Longwood – Paula Moyce, Christina Henry • Alarm Forest – Jane Augustus, Brenda Thomas • Half Tree Hollow – Karen Yon, Michelle Yon, Connie Johnson • St Paul’s – Alfreda Yon, Jackie Moyce • Blue Hill – Stedson Francis, Georgina Young • Sandy Bay – Alfred Isaac, Anita Legg.

The Assistant Registration Officer Gerrilyn Crowie, on Ascension Island, will also hold a copy of the amended Register. Alternatively, the Register is available from Corporate Support at the Castle – and further details may be obtained from the Registration and Returning Officer, Gillian Francis, at the Castle on telephone numbers 22470 or 22314 or via email: deputychiefsec@sainthelena.gov.sh

Further information on the Bye-Election will be published in due course.

SHG

7 February 2014

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