Governor Capes has today issued the Writ of Election for the Bye-election to be held on Wednesday 23 March 2016.

The Writ confirms the last day and time for receiving Nominations to elect a Member to fill the vacant seat on Legislative Council left by Mr Leslie Baldwin.

The last day and time for Nominations is 12 noon on Wednesday 9 March 2016, and all Nominations should be delivered by 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 on Wednesday 23 March 2016, at the following Polling Stations:

  • Blue Hill Community Centre
  • Half Tree Hollow Community Centre
  • Harford Community Centre
  • St Mary’s Church, the Briars
  • Kingshurst Community Centre
  • Levelwood Community Centre
  • Jamestown Community Centre, and
  • Sandy Bay Community Centre

Only those persons with their name on the amended Register of Electors issued on 19 February will be eligible to participate in the Bye-election, with those who are 21 years of age and over being able to stand for election.

For further information please contact Gillian Francis or Assistant Returning Officer, Carol George on tel: 22470. This week’s papers will also carry an insert entitled ‘All you need to know about nominating a candidate for the 23 March Bye-election’.



22 February 2016

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