Guernsey Election of States
More Detail from the
2008 Election of
18,576 voters or 40.58% of the eligible population of
45,772 turned out on Wednesday 23 April and cast a total of 89,239
There were ten blank papers, 35 spoilt papers and on
average 4.8 votes were cast.
Of the 28 standing deputies all but two, Brian de Jersey
and Wendy Morgan, were re-elected to the house. So 19 of the Deputies
Elect are new to the chamber.
Five of the 12 candidates who had stood unsuccessfully
in 2004 got in this time round.
The candidate who polled the most amount of votes was
first time candidate Matt Fallaize standing in the Vale who received
2,322 and becomes the youngest member of the house at 26.
The first district to declare was Castel at 23:33 and
the last was St Peter Port North at 01:44 the next day despite the
second least amount of voters turning out in that district.
The best turn out in numbers was in the Vale at 3,392
while the best turn out in percentage of those on the Electoral Roll was
in the West where 64% voted.
Voters in the Vale used the most votes with an average
of 5.15 while voters in the West used the least with an average of
Postal voting was down on 2004 with 1,386 choosing this
method of voting compared with 1,513 four years early. It was most
popular in the South East where 247 postal votes were recorded.