• Election NOTICE April 2016

    March 23rd, 2016 by Stan Pilling in Events ·General News

    NOTICE OF ELECTION

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    Notice is hereby given that a general election for Rushen Parish Commissioners will be held on Thursday 28th April 2016.

    Forms of nomination may be obtained from the Clerk of Rushen Parish Commissioners, Newlands, Ballagawne Road, Colby. IM9 4AX during normal office hours during the period up to and including the Thursday 5th April which is also the last date for delivery of nomination papers.

    The form of nomination paper includes instructions as to its completion and signing.

    A nomination paper duly completed must be delivered to the Clerk of Rushen Parish Commissioners before 5.00pm on the Thursday 5th April at the address of the Clerk.

    PARISH DISTRICT OF RUSHEN 5 Members Last date for delivery of nomination papers      5th April 2016 Clerk – Mrs G Kelly, Newlands, Ballagawne Road Colby. Tel 834501.

    In the event of a contested election polling will take place on Thursday 28th April 2016.

    Candidates may obtain one copy of the register of electors for the district/ward from their returning officer free of charge.

    Copies of the Local Elections Act 1986, the Representation of the People Act 1995, the Local Election Rules 2003 (as amended) and the Local Elections (Absent Voters) Regulations 2008 (as amended) are available from the Tynwald Library, Legislative Buildings, Douglas, IM1 3PW and from the Department`s website.

    ABSENT VOTERS

    Absent voter’s ballot papers can be obtained only by means of an application duly completed and received by the returning officer –

    • where the absent voter’s ballot paper is to be marked in the Isle of Man, at least 7 clear days before the day fixed for the poll; or
    • where the absent voter’s ballot paper is to be marked elsewhere than in the Isle of Man, at least 9 clear days before the day fixed for the poll.

    Absent voter’s ballot papers will be issued to persons whom the returning officer has accepted as being entitled to vote as such at the address in the Isle of Man or elsewhere as notified to the returning officer –

    • where the ballot paper is to be marked in the Isle of Man, at least 5 clear days before the day fixed for the poll; or
    • where the ballot paper is to be marked elsewhere than in the Isle of Man, at least 7 clear days before day fixed for the poll.

    Provided that where the absent voter’s ballot paper is to be marked in the Isle of Man the ballot paper may be delivered to the absent voter at any time before the close of the poll. Application forms are available from the Returning Officer and at any police station in the district during normal office hours. The Representation of the People Act 1995 (as amended ) provides that a person who is or will be entitled to vote at an election may apply to the returning officer of the district or ward in which that person seeks to exercise his or her vote to be treated as an absent voter.

    TAKE NOTICE that all persons who are guilty of bribery, treating, undue influence, personation or other corrupt practices at the election, are, on conviction of such offence, liable to the penalties mentioned in that behalf in the Representation of the People Act 1995. By Order                                                                Clerk to Rushen Parish Commissioners