18 March 2021
St Helena went to the Polls yesterday, Wednesday 17 March 2021, to find out whether the public wanted to see a change to the Current System of Governance and, if so, whether a Revised Committee System or a Ministerial System of Governance would be preferred.
Following the closing of the Polling Stations at 7pm, a count was held at the St Helena Community College.
The results portray that the majority of those who voted wanted a change to the Current System of Governance. Of those who voted, more voted for a Ministerial System of Governance than a Revised Committee System.
The votes were broken down as follows:
Total Number of Ballots: 372 (17.3% of eligible voters on the Register of Electors and Supplemental List of Individuals for this Poll)
Spoilt Ballots: 1
Valid Ballots: 371
Total Responses to Q1: 361 (97.3% of Valid Ballots)
|Q1: Do you want the current system of governance to be changed?|
|Yes||286||Representing 79.2% of responses to Q1|
|No||75||Representing 20.8% of responses to Q1|
Total Responses to Q2: 336 (90.6% of Valid Ballots)
|Q2: If the public will is for a change to the current system of governance, should the governance system be changed to:|
|a) Revised Committee System||151||Representing 44.9% of responses to Q2|
|b) Ministerial System||185||Representing 55.1% of responses to Q2|
|Votes Cast by District|
|Jamestown||70||18.8% of total ballots cast|
|St Paul’s||99||26.6% of total ballots cast|
|Half Tree Hollow||70||18.8% of total ballots cast|
|Alarm Forest||52||14.0% of total ballots cast|
|Levelwood||4||1.1% of total ballots cast|
|Sandy Bay||14||3.8% of total ballots cast|
|Blue Hill||17||4.6% of total ballots cast|
|Longwood||46||12.4% of total ballots cast|
Thanks are extended to all who took the time to cast their vote in this important Poll for St Helena.
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18 March 2021