20 May 2019
The following is a Public Announcement from Corporate Services:
The public is reminded that the 2019 Provisional Register of Electors has been published and the deadline for applications to amend the register is 4pm on Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
Persons who are eligible to have their names entered in the Register may apply to amend the Provisional Register to add or remove their name, remove the name of someone who has died or left the Island or who might be ineligible for inclusion in the Register, change an address or electoral district in which he/she will be allowed to vote or correct any other error.
Persons eligible to be registered must:
- Have St Helenian Status as defined in the Immigration Ordinance, 2011
- Be 17 years of age or older with St Helena as their ordinary place of residence
There are some exceptions, such as mental incapacity or someone serving a prison sentence of 12 months or more.
For information, spouses or life partners who do not have St Helenian Status whose names were included on the Register that was published in July 2017, will be protected by virtue of the transitional provision that was included in the Elections (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017. This protection will remain in place until 30 June 2020 provided that the person concerned continues to comply with the other requirements of the Elections Ordinance.
The Register is available on the SHG Website via the following link: https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/government-gazettes/
Hard copies have also been placed at the following locations:
- Customer Service Centre, Jamestown
- Public Library, Jamestown
- ANRD Offices, Scotland
- Rural sub Post Offices
Copies are also held by the Assistant Registration Officer at the Castle, Jamestown, and the Assistant Registration Officer at the office of the Administrator, Ascension Island.
Applications using the prescribed form ‘A’ will need to be submitted to the Assistant Registration Officer, at the Castle by no later than 4pm on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. Form ‘A’ is available on the SHG website: https://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/forms/ Copies are also available at the above locations.
Further information about registering and making amendments may be obtained from the Assistant Registration Officer, Anthea Moyce, at the Castle on tel: 22470 or via email: email@example.com
The final Register of Electors for the year commencing 1 July 2019 will be published in June.
If your name is not on the Register of Electors you will not be able to stand or vote in any Bye-Election or General Election. It is therefore your responsibility to check the Provisional Register and to make application to have your name included if it is not already listed.
20 May 2019