Election results (FOI)
Election results (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 19 September 2016.
I am interested in finding out about election results (including by-elections).
From 1945 onwards...
What is the fewest number of votes anyone has ever been elected to the States with? Who was it, and when (Senators, Deputies, and Constables)?
What is the fewest number of votes anyone has ever polled and successful been elected as Senator? Who was it, and when?
What is the fewest number of votes any election candidate - senators, deputies, and constables has ever polled?
The numbers of votes cast for each candidate in elections from 1945 were not centrally collected in a structured form such as a spreadsheet or database until relatively recently. The data which we do maintain in such a form goes back to 1990 for election of both deputies and senators: these figures are already available in tabular and spreadsheet form on the following website under the results menu item:
See links to the full data sets on the Election Results 2014 page at:
Election Results 2014
We do also hold spreadsheet information back to 2003 for election of connétables. However, to go further back would require researching each parish separately because it was not until 2008 that the election of connétables was synchronised with those for deputies and senators. In sum we do not hold a set of verified and collated voting figures back to 1945 which would enable us to provide the numbers requested; to answer would require research in publicly available information sources.
Note the votes cast for each candidate in elections are available in the reference section of the Jersey Library, Halkett Place, St Helier, JE2 4WH which holds a Jersey Evening Post archive available to the public on microfilm and covers the request period back to 1945 with counts reported on the days following each election. Click below for website: