Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man election deadline reminder

A man walks into a polling station
Image caption To be registered to vote in the general election people must be 16 years old or over by election day

Election candidates have been reminded about the nomination deadline, ahead of the Isle of Man general elections.

All papers should be handed in between 10:00 and 13:00 BST on 30 August.

So far, about 60 candidates have come forward and, for the first time in 25 years, each of the 15 constituencies will be contested.

Every five years in the Isle of Man the House of Keys is dissolved and a general election is held to elect 24 members.

All new political members successful in the election will be sworn in to the House of Keys on 4 October.

A new chief minister will be elected by Tynwald on 11 October after Tony Brown's decision to retire from politics after 35 years in public service.

To be registered to vote in the general election people must be 16 or over by election day, resident at the address stated on the registration form and resident in the Isle of Man for at least one year.

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