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If you want to watch a States meeting from the Public Gallery, here’s all you need to know:
1. States meetings run from 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
2. Go to the new entrance to the Royal Court building in St James Street (revolving door). Ask Security to direct you to the Public Gallery.
3. As you go through the wooden door to the Gallery, you’ll immediately go up some stairs. At the top of the stairs turn right and stand at the top of the aisle.
4. If the States is in session you will see the Bailiff or the Deputy Bailiff across the Court in front of you in their role as Presiding Officer. It is polite to nod to the Presiding Officer but don’t worry if you forget, he or she won’t mind.
5. Take a seat wherever you feel comfortable.
6. No eating or drinking in the Gallery. No clapping or other noise, even if the Deputies clap.
8. Toilets are down the curved staircase and into the corridor on the right.
9. The Gallery is not accessible so there are two spaces for wheelchair users on the floor of the chamber. Ask Security to give you access.
10. There are no rules about what you wear – it’s important that members of the public can drop in when they are passing. But if you are coming specifically to watch you may want to wear something smart but comfortable.
11. To listen on the radio instead, tune in to 1116AM. Or to listen online, google ‘BBC Guernsey States live’ or go to www.gov.gg/StatesMeetings and listen live or later via Microsoft Teams.
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We really hope to see you in person at one of our Support Circles but in the meantime, if if you will be campaigning for election as a Deputy in June 2020 or as a Douzenier in Nov 2020 why not sign up for our Online Toolkit?
We’ll deliver the toolkit through 7 emails. Each email covers a topic relevant to standing for election in Guernsey. On its way to you over the next two weeks will be tips on raising your profile, social media, manifestos, canvassing for votes and taking care of yourself amid the campaign rush.
Our Toolkit is based on the Local Election Toolkit developed by Women for Election Ireland. We’ve taken all their fantastic hints and tips and adapted them for Guernsey. We’re truly grateful to our Irish sisters for their advice and generosity in supporting the launch of Women in Public Life Guernsey.