The by-election in St Helier No. 2 district will be on the 5th of March.
Do I live in St Helier No. 2 district?
St Helier No. 2 district includes the Springfield area, Grands Vaux, Trinity Hill, the Town Park, Val Plaisant and Union Street.
You can see a full map of St Helier divided into it's districts here - http://www.sthelier.je/media/227530/st_helier_april_06-ammended_with_names_-_a3__1_.pdf
If you do not live in St Helier No. 2, you will not be able to vote for me in this by-election. However, if you live in St Helier No. 1 district there is also another by-election going on there. So make sure to pay attention to who the candidates are.
Are you registered?
To vote in this by-election you must be registered to vote before the 3rd of February.
If you have registered before in the past 2 years, you will still be registered. If you are unsure whether you are registered or not, fill in this online form and the Parish will let you know - http://www.sthelier.je/do-it-online/check-you're-on-the-electoral-register/
To register, you must fill this form in and leave it at the Town Hall (it's fine to just drop it in the letter box if it's closed) - http://www.sthelier.je/media/267444/electoral_registration_form_pdf.pdf
It does not matter how long you have lived in the district/ Parish when you register, so long as you have lived in Jersey for either the past 2 years, or the past 6 months plus a period of 5 years.
How to vote
On the 5th of March, you can vote any time from 8am to 8pm at Springfield Stadium.
There will also be pre-poll voting at St Paul's Centre on New Street. It will be open from -
Monday 24th February - Friday 28th February 9am - 5pm
Saturday 1st March 9am - 4pm
Monday 3rd March 9am - 2pm
Make sure you bring photographic ID to the polling station.
If you will be out of the island on the day, you could pre-poll vote at St Paul's, or you could arrange for a postal vote to be sent to you (this will be particularly handy for students away at university). You can download the application form here - http://www.sthelier.je/media/269482/application_for_postal_vote__deputy_election_5th_march_2014_.doc
The Judicial Greffe must receive the form by noon on the 28th February for you to be registered in time to have your ballot sent to you. The ballot must then be sent so that it arrives before noon on the 5th March to be counted.
Also, if you have problems getting around and would prefer for someone to visit your home at a convenient time so that you can vote, you can apply for a pre-poll home vote by filling in this form - http://www.sthelier.je/media/269459/application_for_pre-poll_visit_re_sickness__deputy_election_5_march_2014_.doc
If you are unsure of anything, the staff at the Town Hall are there to help and will explain anything to you. You can call them on 811811 or email them at email@example.com.
Alternatively, I am happy to help, just get in touch (my contact details are on the leaflet below).
Note - As a candidate I can help you register to vote, register for a home vote and deliver the forms for you. However I cannot help you fill out a postal vote form because of Jersey law.
This is just my preliminary leaflet, as a sort of "ice-breaker" when speaking to voters. I am working on my full manifesto now and will release it after nominations.
Thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support or stopped me in the street to wish me luck!