The electorate is reminded that if they are ill, physically incapacitated or off-Island and cannot make it to the Polling Station on Polling Day – Wednesday 23 March 2016 – there is provision to vote by Proxy.

 To vote by Proxy you must obtain advanced permission from the Returning Officer, Gillian Francis, at the Castle.  To get permission, you must complete and return the relevant application form to the Returning Officer by no later than 10am on Monday 21 March 2016 (any applications received after this time will not be accepted).

Application forms are available from the Assistant Returning Officers around the Island and also on the SHG Website at

If you wish to vote by Proxy, your Proxy must be on the current Register of Electors dated 19 February 2016 and in the same Polling District in which you are registered.

An elector cannot be proxy for more than one person.

The Candidates for the Bye-Election to be held on Wednesday 23 March 2016 are as follows:

  • Per Mikael Olsson of Livery Stables, Jamestown
  • Lionel George Williams of ‘Brenville’, Nr Half Tree Hollow, St Pauls



18 March 2016

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