PROVISIONAL REGISTER OF ELECTORS TO PUBLISH THIS WEEK

The Provisional Register of Electors will be published on Thursday, 10 May 2018.

Once the Provisional Register is published, eligible persons will then have up until Thursday, 24 May 2018, to make application to amend the Register.

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 will be published on the SHG Website via the following link: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/government-gazettes/

Hard copies will also be placed at the following locations:

Customer Service Centre, Jamestown

Public Library, Jamestown

ENRD Offices, Scotland

Rural sub Post Offices

Copies will also be 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 Thursday, 24 May 2018. Form 'A' is available on the SHG website: http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/forms/ Copies will also be placed at the above locations.

Further information about registering and making amendments may be obtained from Registration Officer, Gillian Francis, at the Castle on tel: 22470 or via email: gillian.francis@sainthelena.gov.sh

The final Register of Electors for the year commencing 1 July 2018 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.

Source: St Helena Government

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