On 26 September 2019 a general election of the Island Council was held. This followed the dissolution of the previous Council on 01 September 2019, in accordance with the Island Government (Ascension) Ordinance 2008.
Seven candidates ran for five available Councillor positions, with electors being permitted to cast up to five votes each. Of 518 registered electors 150 electors cast 498 votes, casting their ballots as follows:
|Name of Candidate||Total number of votes cast||Percentage (rounded to nearest whole figure)|
|Katharyn Sarah Chadwick||73||15%|
|Andrew Robert Ellick||68||14%|
|Keturah Viola George (Kitty)||105||21%|
|Kristopher Edward Hall||60||12%|
|Andrew Cansfield Hobson||64||13%|
|Iain Courtney Lamb||45||9%|
|Alan Herbert Nicholls||83||17%|
In accordance with the number of votes cast the following persons have been duly elected to serve on the island Council:
|Name of Candidate|
|Katharyn Sarah Chadwick|
|Andrew Robert Ellick|
|Keturah Viola George (Kitty)|
|Andrew Cansfield Hobson|
|Alan Herbert Nicholls|
The Council met formally for the first time at 12:15 today where Councillors were sworn in.
Regular business will now resume in the coming weeks. Members of the public are reminded that they are free to attend formal meetings of the Council, which occur on average every six weeks, the next of which is proposed to fall on 07 November 2019.