The Vale Parish held an election for four Douzeniers on Wednesday 15 November 2023.
The day to day running of the parish is the responsibility of two Constables and the parish staff team. Douzeniers represent local parishioners, keeping a careful eye on what’s happening in the community, giving feedback and suggestions and volunteering to help with parish duties.
There were six candidates for four Douzenier seats.
Victoria Robinson – 177 votes – elected
Richard Digard – 141 votes – elected
Oliver Goddard – 97 votes – elected
John Niles – 65 votes – elected (no information supplied)
Jeremy Smithies – 57 votes
Martyn Torode – disqualified, seconder not on electoral roll
219 people voted, a turnout of 4.3%
The Vale Douzaine Room, Rue Maraitaine from 8am to 8pm on Wednesday 15 November 2023.
How to vote
It is not possible to postal vote in a parish election. If you live in the Vale and are on the electoral roll, you need to go to the polling station at the Vale Douzaine Room in your parish on Wednesday 15 November at any time between 8am and 8pm. The process shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.
You don’t need ID. Polling station officials will simply check their copy of the Vale electoral roll to make sure you are on it and then give you a ballot paper to fill out in a private booth. There are four Douzenier seats up for election so you can vote for (up to) four of the candidates. You don’t have to use all four of your votes.
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 later that evening at the Douzaine Room after the polling station has closed and the votes have been counted. The public are allowed to attend the declaration.
If you are not currently on the electoral roll, it is too late to be included for this election. But fill in the form now to make sure you can vote next time. To check whether you are on the roll, email email@example.com.
There’s a full description of the role of a Douzenier here.
The parish election process is explained in full here.
The Vale Parish website is full of news about Douzaine activities. Find it here.
If you are wondering what’s happening in the other parish elections, read our update here.