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Voter information ‘hub’ for Parish Elections 2020

 

A record number of candidates have volunteered to serve their local community as a Douzenier or Constable this year. Fantastic! – congratulations and thank you to them all.

Most parishes held their elections at their parish meetings on Wednesday 4th November 2020.  Election results.

But St Peter Port and St Martin voted to ‘defer’ their elections so that everyone on the electoral roll in the parish could vote at a polling station, if they wished.

Their new election date is Wednesday 18th November 2020.

The States isn’t involved in parish elections so there’s no manifesto booklet or glossy website to help voters choose who to vote for.

To help fill the gap, we’ve created the simple information ‘hub’ below, including links to candidates’ leaflets and social media, any opportunities to meet them and opening hours of polling stations. Take a look, and make a note in your diary to vote on the 18th!
 

Candidates

 

Click below for candidate’s contact details, campaign materials and social media.

St Peter Port

St Martin

 

Polling stations

 
It is not possible to postal vote in a parish election. If you live in St Peter Port or St Martin, you must go to a designated polling station in your parish on Wednesday 18th November 2020 during the opening hours listed below.

Polling station officials will check that you are on the electoral roll and give you a ballot paper to fill out in a private booth. You’ll put the completed ballot paper in a secure ballot box to be counted when the polling station closes. The results will be announced at the end of the count.

St Peter Port polling stations

The Constables’ Office in Lefebvre Street (open from 10am to 8pm). Map and access guide.

Reception at Beau Sejour (open from 10am to 8pm). Map and access guide.

St Martin’s polling station

St Martin’s Parish Hall (open from 10am to 8pm). Map and access guide.

 

Additional information

 
What do Douzeniers and Constables do?
 

Events

 

St Peter Port

  1. St Peter Port Constables hosted a ‘Meet the Candidates’ Drop-In Session on Saturday 14th November 2020.
  2. There was an additional session on Tuesday 17th November 2020 between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at the Guille-Alles Library. Organised by Tom Moore and open to all candidates. Details.

 

St Martin

St Martin’s Constables hosted two Meet the Candidates’ Drop-In Sessions in the Parish Hall

  1. Saturday 14th November 2020 between 9am and 10am.
  2. Tuesday 17th November 2020 between 6pm and 8pm.
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Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Are you from South Africa? Please email hello@womeninpubliclife.gg if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 

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Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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