Pre-Poll voting will open on the ground floor of Morier House, Halkett Place, St. Helier from 8.15am on Monday 18th February 2019 for anyone who would like to vote early in the week leading up to By-Election day on 27th February.
Deputy Greffier Lisa Hart, who manages vote.je, said she was looking forward to pre-poll voting getting underway. She said: “Residents of St. Helier District 3 and 4 don’t need a specific reason to pre-poll vote. If you live in the area and registered before 28th January 2019, then you can come along to Morier House any time during the working week to cast your vote. Please bring photographic identification with you, such as your driving licence or passport.”
The Pre-Poll will be open:
- Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February from 8.15am until 5.15pm
- Monday 25th February from 8.15am until 2pm
“We all lead busy lives and it’s not always easy to get to the polling station on election day” Lisa said “It is also a bit confusing knowing which one you should go to as this particular St. Helier District has 2 polling stations. Pre-poll allows everyone to vote in one place. No matter where you live in the District you can vote at Morier House up to 25th February if that suits you better – but you must have been registered to vote before 28th January!”
Residents in the District should have now received the Candidates’ Manifestos document and spare copies are available from the States Greffe, Morier House on request. It is not too late for people to register if they have yet to do so. If you are 16 or over and have lived in Jersey for either the last 2 years, or the last 6 months (plus any other periods which total 5 years) and you live in this District of St. Helier, then you can register to vote in the By-Election. Registration is now very easy – you can access the online register via the My Parish Online website or through a link on vote.je.
Islanders can also turn out to vote on By-Election day on Wednesday 27th February 2019 when polling stations will be open at Rouge Bouillon and First Tower Schools from 8am to 8pm. To find out where your polling station is, or for more information about the By-Election, please visit vote.je.
“Historically turnouts for By-Elections are very low, so every single vote really can make a difference” Lisa said “If you live in this District of St. Helier don’t let others choose your new Deputy on your behalf, make sure you vote!”