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Ascension : CONSTITUTIONAL POLL - RESULTS
Submitted by The Islander (Public Relations Information Office) 28.03.2013 (Article Archived on 11.04.2013)

On Saturday 23 March 2013, a Poll was held on St Helena, on the question of a ChiefCouncillor, raised in the recent discussion paper ‘Improving Democracy and Accountability’.

St Helena Government

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CONSTITUTIONAL POLL - RESULTS

On Saturday 23 March 2013, a Poll was held on St Helena, on the question of a ChiefCouncillor, raised in the recent discussion paper ‘Improving Democracy and Accountability’.

To the Question: Should St Helena have a Chief Councillor who can select the Executive Council?  The results were as follows:

  • YES – 42 votes 
  • NO – 168 votes

The results were announced yesterday evening by Acting Deputy Chief Secretary, Derek Henry, immediately after the votes had been counted in the Council Chambers at the Castle. 

A total of 210 votes were cast, from the total number of those eligible to vote of 2177, representing a turnout of approximately 10% of the Electorate.

SHG

25 March 2013

 

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