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By-election to be held on 03 September

18 August 2020

Council, Government

Due to the vacations of seats by two elected members of the Island Council of Ascension, a by-election has been scheduled to be held on 03 September, where the public will be asked to elect individuals to the two vacant seats.

In order to stand for election or to vote in an election your name must appear in the current Electoral Register published on 29 October 2019.

Individuals are eligible for inclusion in the Register, and therefore to vote, in the election if:

  • They are over 18 years of age;
  • They were resident in Ascension Island for a period of at least six months immediately before the date of compilation of the current Electoral Register (31 Aug 2019); and
  • They are not exempt from paying income tax in Ascension Island.

Individuals are eligible to stand for election as a Council member if:

  • They are eligible to vote in the election for which you are nominated;
  • They are 21 years of age or over; and
  • They are a British citizen, British Overseas citizen or British Overseas Territory citizen
  • They are not disqualified from being elected as a member of the Council under Section 5 of the Island Government (Ascension) Ordinance, 2008.

In anticipation of the by-election on Thursday 03 September, amendments (additions, deletions or changes of address) may be made to the current Electoral Register until Friday 21 August.

Copies of the current Electoral Register can be inspected in the Administrator’s Office, next to the noticeboard on the ground floor of the AIG Administration building in Georgetown or at Two Boats Club.

If your name does not appear in the current Electoral Register, please contact Jane Disley by telephone on 67000 ext. 116 or by email through, or Carolyn Nutkins by telephone on 67000 ext. 150 or by email through to request that your name be added or any details corrected. The deadline for any requests for  amendment is 16:00 on Friday 21 August in order to allow any such amendment to be verified.

If you intend to stand for election as an elected member and your name has not been included on the Electoral Register by 31 August, your nomination will be void and your name will not appear on ballot papers.