St Peter Port Parish held an election for eight Douzeniers and one Procureur of the Poor on Wednesday 13 December 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.
The Procureur provides assistance – such as food vouchers – to parishioners in need from charitable funds.
There were nine candidates for eight Douzenier seats.
There were three candidates for one Procureur seat.
Jennifer Tasker – 76 votes – ELECTED
Kelly Hainsworth – 50 votes – ELECTED
Christopher Inder – 64 votes – ELECTED
Thomas Moore – 49 votes – ELECTED
Arron Hawke – 32 votes (no information supplied)
Susan Hollingsworth – 53 votes – ELECTED
Kenneth Acott – 101 votes – ELECTED
Sally Dyas – 58 votes – ELECTED
Rosemarie Henderson – 43 votes – ELECTED
(Sally Ann Moseley withdrew)
Procureur of the Poor
Diane Mitchell – 71 votes – ELECTED
Denyse McGahy – 36 votes (no information supplied)
Rosemarie Henderson – 30 votes
1. Constables Office in Lefebvre St
2. The foyer at Beau Sejour
From 10am to 8pm on Wednesday 13 December 2023.
How to vote
It is not possible to postal vote in a parish election. If you live in the St Peter Port and are on the electoral roll, you need to go to either of the polling stations (Constables Office or Beau Sejour) on Wednesday 13 December at any time between 10am 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 St Peter Port 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 eight Douzenier seats up for election so you can vote for (up to) eight of the candidates. You don’t have to use all eight 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 Constables Office 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.
The parish election process is explained in full here.
The St Peter Port Constables 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.