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LIVE: Referendum results: Option A wins

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LIVE: Referendum results: Option A wins

LATEST: Guernsey is getting full island wide voting after an historic referendum on the island's future electoral policy.

The final round of counting saw Option C eliminated leaving A the clear winner with more than 50% of the overall vote. Round three had seen Option B knocked out. The 3,932 votes for B were then redistributed in the final round of voting, as people's second option went to both the A and C camps.

Option A had come out on top in the first round of voting at the Island Wide Voting Referendum, with 5,304 votes, 37.45% of the total number of ballots. Option D got the least number ones, with 672, and was knocked out.

Option B was in third, with 3,486 votes, 24.62%, Option C in second, with 3,760, 26.55%, and option E fourth, 940, 6.64%.

45.1% of people on the electoral role voted in Guernsey first referendum, meaning the threshold to make the vote legally binding has been passed. Overall, 14,370 people voted. 

The counters completed processing the postal votes first, of which they said they received just under 3,000, and conducted a reconciliation of all of the ballot votes from polling stations, and then announced the threshold was made.

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Pictured: The five choices on the ballot papers.

 

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Posted by Anthony Webber on
Well done to Peter, Carl and all their team and supporters.
This is not just an historic moment for Guernsey, it is an historic moment for full democratic representation for the world.
In the future, when most jurisdictions have accepted the democratic right of citizens to elect all their representatives, rather than just some of them, there will be a looking back to the past with grateful thanks for Guernsey showing the way.
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