Ascension : Ascension Island Votes for Councillors Today
Submitted by The Islander (Juanita Brock) 17.11.2005 (Article Archived on 01.12.2005)
The Falkland Islands are not the only Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic that goes to the polls this week.
ASCENSION ISLAND VOTES FOR COUNCILLORS ON NOVEMBER 16TH
By J. Brock (SARTMA)
Like the Falklands, Ascension Island is also holding elections this week. Six hundred and ninety seven people are eligible to vote for the following ten candidates who are running for the seven seats of Ascension Island Council. They are: Paul Bennett, Ian Coverdale, Jaqueline Ellick, Lawson Henry, Cyril Leo, Christopher Cochran, Peter Candy, Keturah George, Geoffrey Jones, and Caroline Yon.
Polling stations on Ascension Island were open from 0800 to 2000 hrs on the day and were located at: the Mountain View Club, Travellers Hill, the Library at the US Base, the Saints Club Cinema Hall in Georgetown and at the Two Boats Club.
The previous Council, the first ever Ascension Island Council, was dissolved by order of H. E. the Governor Mr. Clancy of St. Helena on Monday, 24 October 2005. The formal notice of election was published the same day. On 31 October 2005 any objections to the preliminary list of electors had to be submitted. Publication of the final list of electors took place on 01 November 2005, with Nomination Day held on 02 November 2005. The General Election took place on Wednesday, 16 November 2005.