Michael District Commissioners By Election

Tue, 09 Nov 2021

NOTICE OF ELECTION   CASUAL VACANCIES

LOCAL ELECTIONS ACT 1986

 MICHAEL DISTRICT  COMMISSIONERS

 NOTICE OF ELECTION

NOTICE is hereby given that an Election of ONE member of the Michael District Commissioners for the District of Michael will be held on Tuesday, 14th December, 2021.

Forms of Nomination may be obtained from the undersigned at the Commissioners Offices, Main Road, Kirk Michael, during normal office hours during the period up to and including Tuesday 23rd November 2021.  

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 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd November 2021, at the Commissioners Offices, Main Road, Kirk Michael.

In the event of a contested election polling will take place on Tuesday, 14th December,  2021.

Candidates may obtain one copy of the Register of Electors for the Michael District from the undersigned free of charge.

Copies of the Local Elections Act, 1986, the Local Elections 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 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 is to be marked in the Isle of Man the ballot may be delivered by the certifying officer to the returning officer 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

Mrs. K. A. Hodgson,

Clerk to Michael District Commissioners

Commissioners Offices

Main Road

Kirk Michael

IM6 1ER