MIL-OSI United Kingdom: General election writs received 31 May 2024 General election writs received

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Source: Aisle of Wight

The Island has officially received the ‘writs from the clerk to the crown’ for the general election.

This official part of the process for a general election was overseen by Graham Biss, High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight and returning officer for parliamentary elections, and Nolan Winter, deputy acting returning officer.

The writs are issued by the Lord Chancellor and commands that an election be held for members of Parliament for the Isle of Wight East and Isle of Wight West constituencies.

Once Parliament is dissolved, writs are hand delivered by Royal Mail managers to every constituency in the UK. Receipt of the writs on the Island was taken today (Friday).

Once the count is complete following the general election on 4 July, to formalise the result, the returning officer must write the names of the winning candidates on the writs and return them to the clerk to the crown, who is based in the Houses of Parliament.

The day-to-day arrangements for the election on the Island are discharged by the acting returning officer and the elections team.

For more information on how to register to vote, important dates and official notices, visit the council’s website.

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