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Ascension : CRITERIA TO STAND AS A COUNCILLOR
Submitted by The Islander (Ascension Island Government) 14.10.2010 (Article Archived on 28.10.2010)

CRITERIA TO STAND AS A COUNCILLOR

 
ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT

GENERAL ELECTION

 

NOMINATION DAY Ė 19th OCTOBER 2010

 

CRITERIA TO STAND AS A COUNCILLOR

 

There are seven elected member seats on the Island Council.

 

To qualify for election as a Councillor you must:

 

a.     have attained the age of 21 years and be eligible to vote in the election for which you are nominated; and

 

b.     be a British Overseas Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen or British Citizen who:

 

i.    resides on Ascension Island;

ii    has resided for at least 12 months immediately preceding the date of nomination for election; and

iii   is registered as a voter on the Register of Electors.

 Disqualifications for elected membership

 

The Island Government (Ascension) Ordinance 2008 sets out certain disqualifications for elected membership and refers to persons:

 

a.                  who have been convicted of an election offence; or

b.                  who have within five years immediately preceding the date of election, served a sentence of imprisonment of 12 months or more; or

c.                   who holds, or is acting in, any public office designated by the Governor; (a list of such public offices can be obtained from the Administratorís Office.)

 

Further information regarding the above, can be obtained from the Returning Officer or Mrs Sandra Benjamin, Registration Officer, Administration Office, Georgetown (contact details: Alan.Nicholls@ascension.gov.ac or Sandra.Benjamin@ascension.gov.ac  Tel No. 7000 ext 150 or 131.

 

Alan Nicholls

Returning Officer

 

Administratorís Office

Georgetown

Ascension Island

11 October 2010

 

 

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