Contribute to Your Community – Become an Arbory or Rushen Commissioner.

Are you passionate about your community? If the answer is yes, by serving as an Arbory or Rushen Commissioner you can make your voice heard and influence decisions that will help shape the future of your community.
 
Arbory and Rushen Commissioners are responsible for a variety of functions including street lights, refuse collection, parks, road sweeping and highway verges to name just a few.
 
They have further responsibilities held in conjunction with other Local Authoriities including Sheltered Housing, Libraries, Southern Swimming Pool and the Southern Civic Amenity Site.
 
Local Authority Elections take place on 23rd April 2020. The Merged Authority of Arbory qnd Rushen will have 6 vacant seats – 3 in Arbory Ward and 3 in Rushen Ward.
 
If you are interested in standing and want to find out more about what is involved, come and meet existing commissioners on one of the following dates:-
 
Wednesday 18th March
6 pm at Ballafesson Hall
Interested parties can stay for the meeting of Rushen Commissioners immediately afterwards.
 
Thursday 19th March
7pm at Halley McLaig Meeting Room, Ballabeg
Interested parties are also invited to attend the Arbory Meeting at 7.30 on the 1st April.
 
Nomination papers and information seeking election can be obtained from the Clerk, Phil Gawne, by emailing clerk@arbory.gov.im or phoning 834501.
 
The deadline for submitting completed nomination papers in 5.00 pm on Tuesday 31st March 202

April Local Authority Elections – Electoral Register

Ensure Your Vote Counts in the Local Authority Elections in 2020

It only takes a minute to respond to

annual update of electoral register

Registration forms have been delivered to all households in the Isle of Man as part of the 2020 update of the electoral register.

The annual canvass helps to capture the information required to maintain an accurate record of people who are eligible to vote in an election.

Forms were posted to all households currently listed on the electoral register and to ‘The Occupier’ at properties with no registered electors.

It is a legal requirement to respond to the annual canvass, even if an individual chooses not to vote. The deadline for responses is 18 March 2020.

Not being registered can also affect a person’s credit reference history and potentially result in an application for a mortgage, loan or mobile phone contract being refused.

Improvements have been introduced in recent years to make the canvass process quicker and easier for residents, as well as more efficient for the Government.

For most households the printed details on their registration form, such as the address and the list of eligible voters living at the property, will remain unchanged. If that is the case, people can respond in less than a minute via a telephone call, text message or online.

The online option is also available for people to notify the Electoral Registration Unit of any amendments to the prepopulated information.

Responses can still be submitted by completing and signing the paper form and returning it in the pre-paid envelope provided. However, people are encouraged to respond online, by phone or text messages, as it costs more to deal with paper and postal returns.

A number of households have already confirmed or updated their details electronically as part of a pilot e-canvass project. Anyone who wishes to take part in future e-canvasses can opt in by providing their email address for electoral registration purposes.

Further information about the electoral registration process and who is eligible to vote can be found on the Government website or by contacting elections@gov.im or tel: 685754.