Jersey is divided into 12 parishes. The parishes hold public elections to appoint people to the roles of Procureur du Bien Public and Centenier. These are parish roles and the post-holders are not members of the States Assembly.
Procureur du Bien Public
A Procureur du Bien Public is the legal and financial representative of a parish. Each parish has two Procureurs and they are elected for a term of three years.
Their duty is to act as public trustees, maintaining an oversight of parish finances and representing the parish in respect of property transactions when authorised to do so by a Parish Assembly.
An election for one Procureur du Bien Public in each parish is held every 18 months. The next elections will be on 8 March 2017.
A Centenier is a senior member of the Honorary Police. Their duty is to undertake general policing matters in the parish and to charge and bail offenders. They preside at Parish Hall enquiries and act as the prosecuting officer before the Magistrate’s Court.
One of the Centeniers is appointed by the Connétable as the Chef de Police for the parish in accordance with the Honorary Police (Jersey) Regulations 2005.
Centeniers are elected at a public election within the parish. Elections for Centeniers are held every 9 months. Each candidate must be proposed and seconded by 10 electors of the parish.
The next elections will be on 8 June 2016 and 8 March 2017.