HOW TO VOTE
Pre-poll voting in the 2019 By-election
Anyone who is registered to vote before noon on Monday 28 January 2019 can vote at the pre-poll station located at Morier House, Halkett Place, St Helier.
The pre-poll voting station is available for anyone who lives in St Helier District 3/4 and wants to vote in the week leading up to election day.
If it is easier and more convenient for you to vote earlier than election day you don’t need a specific reason.
Pre-poll is open:
8.15am to 5.15pm, Monday 18 to Friday 22 February.
8.15am to 2pm, Monday 25 February.
When you visit the pre-poll voting station you need to take photographic identification with you such as a driving licence or a passport. You will be greeted by staff who will mark your name off on the electoral register and give you your ballot papers. You can then go to the voting booth to cast your vote by putting an ‘x’ beside the name of your preferred candidate(s). You will be asked to put your ballot papers in an envelope and the envelope will then be taken by staff to your parish for inclusion in the count on election day.
Voting on Election Day
Wednesday 27th February 2019
If you are registered to vote, you will be able to vote on the by-election day if you are registered in St Helier District 3 or 4. To ensure you are registered to vote please visit www.vote.je and the register to vote section of the site.
When you go to vote you will need to take photographic identification with you, such as a driving licence or a passport. You will be greeted by staff who will mark your name off on the electoral register and give you your ballot papers. You will then be able to go to the voting booth to cast your vote by putting an ‘x’ beside the name of your preferred candidate. You will be asked to place your ballot paper into the ballot box.
Parish officials will be at the polling station and will be able to help you if you have any questions.
Voting by Post
If you are registered to vote and will be out of the Island on election day you can apply for a postal vote.
If you are registered to vote you will be able to vote by post if:
You will be out of the Island during the hours of polling; or
You have registered to vote, but your name and address have been deliberately omitted from the electoral register because there is a risk or threat of harm to you.
To receive a postal vote, you will need to complete an application form found on the www.vote.je website.
For posting off Island you must return your application form by the date specified by The Judicial Greffe. For posting locally you must return your application form by the date specified by The Judicial Greffe.
Application forms should be sent to:
The Postal + Pre-Poll Voting Officer, The Judicial Greffe, Royal Court House, Royal Square, St Helier, JE1 1JG
When the Judicial Greffe receives your application, they will send you everything that you need to cast your vote:
You will receive your ballot papers and a ballot paper envelope. Mark an ‘x’ next to the people you want to vote for then fold the ballot papers and put them inside the ballot paper envelope.
Fill out and sign the declaration of identity form.
Put the ballot paper envelope and the declaration of identity form inside the return envelope and post it back to the Judicial Greffe in time to meet the published deadline.
You must return your postal voting ballot envelope to the Judicial Greffe, Royal Court House, Royal Square, St. Helier, JE1 1JG, by the date specified by The Judicial Greffe.
If you have any questions about voting before election day, please contact the Postal and Pre-Poll voting Officer on 01534 441300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting if You are Ill, Disabled or Have Difficulty Reading or Writing
Anyone who is ill or disabled or has difficulty reading or writing and is registered to vote can vote before or on election day. To ensure you are registered to vote please visit www.vote.je and the register to vote section of the site.
If you fall ill on election day and cannot make it to your polling station, you can vote by using a ‘sick vote’. To use a ‘sick vote’ contact your Parish Hall as soon as possible on election day and they will send an official to you to take your vote.
If you know you will not be able to go to your polling station to vote on election day then you can arrange to vote in advance by arranging a home visit. To arrange a pre-poll home visit telephone your Parish Hall or complete the application form found on the website and return it to the Judicial Greffe, Royal Court House, Royal Square, St. Helier, JE1 1JG.
Please note: Applicants MUST put their full address and voting district/Parish on the form.