• NOTICE of ELECTION

    July 19th, 2019 by Stan Pilling in General News ·Uncategorized

     

    Rushen Parish Commissioners
    NOTICE OF ELECTION
    Local Elections Act 1986

    Notice is hereby given that an election of one member of the Rushen Parish Commissioners will be held on 29th August 2019.

    Forms of nomination may be obtained from the undersigned at Lamode, Ballakillowey Road, Rushen during normal office hours during the period up to and including the 1st August 2019.

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

    A nomination paper duly completed must be delivered to the undersigned before 5.00pm on the 1st August 2019 at Lamode, Ballakillowey Road, Rushen.

    In the event of a contested election polling will take place on 29th August 2019.

    Nominated candidates may obtain one copy of the register of electors for the Rushen Parish from the undersigned free of charge.

    Copies of the Local Elections Act 1986, 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 of Infrastructure`s website.

    ABSENT VOTERS
    Absent voters’ ballot papers can be obtained only by means of an application duly completed and received by the undersigned –

    (a) where the absent voter’s ballot paper is to be marked in the Isle of Man, at least 7 clear days before the date of the poll; or
    (b) 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 date for the poll.

    Absent voters’ 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 undersigned –

    (a) 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
    (b) where the ballot paper is to be marked elsewhere than in the Isle of Man, at least 7 clear days before the 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 undersigned 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

    Phil Gawne

    Lamode, Ballakillowey Road, Rushen Clerk to the Rushen Parish Commissioners