Polling Day has been set for Wednesday, 7 September 2016, when St Helena will go to the Polls to elect a new Member to fill the vacant seat on Legislative Council.

Candidates for the 2016 Bye-election are: Clint Richard Beard of Cow Path, Half Tree Hollow, Cruyff Gerard Buckley of ‘Amourville’, Half Tree Hollow, and Anthony Arthur Green of ‘Oltonia’, Knollcombes, St Paul’s.  

 Polling stations will be at the Blue Hill Community Centre, Half Tree Hollow Community Centre, Harford Community Centre, Judges Lodge Alarm Forest, Kingshurst Community Centre, Levelwood Clinic, Jamestown Community Centre, and Sandy Bay Community Centre.

Only those named on the Register of Electors dated 1 July 2016 will be able to vote in the Bye-election and you must vote in the Polling District in which you are registered.

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, there is provision to vote by proxy.

To do so, permission must be obtained in advance 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 5 September 2016. Any applications received after this time will not be accepted.

Application forms can be obtained from the Assistant Registration Officers or from the SHG Website at the following link: https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Proxy-Forms.pdf. The Electorate on Ascension is advised that Miss Nicola Dillon has been appointed as an Assistant Registration Officer and can assist with this.

If you wish to vote by proxy, your proxy must be on the Register of Electors dated 1 July 2016 and in the same polling district in which you are registered. An elector cannot be proxy for more than one person.

To inspect the current Register of Electors you may contact the Returning Officer, Assistant Returning Officers or Assistant Registration Officers. Copies of the Register are also available at the Customer Service Centre, Public Library and on the SHG website.


30 August 2016



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