November may seem a way away at the moment, but in no time, it will be here and elections for Douzeniers will be taking place once again. With five positions up for contention, now is the time to find out if you can help your parish by joining the Douzaine.
Any person of full age (18 years or over) shall be eligible to hold the office of Douzenier provided that:
(a) They are ordinarily resident in this Island on the date of their nomination and they have been ordinarily resident in this Island
(i) for a period of two years immediately before that date, or
(ii) for a period or periods of at least five years in the aggregate at any time before that date;
(b) They shall be ordinarily resident in the Parish at the date of their nomination;
(c) They are inscribed on the Electoral Roll
(d) They have not at any time during the five years immediately preceding the date of this election have been sentenced for an offence by a court in the United Kingdom, any of the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, to imprisonment for a period of six months or more (whether suspended or not) without the option of a fine, unless that sentence was quashed or reduced to less than six months on appeal.
To download a nomination form for Douzenier please click here
Further information concerning the various roles within the Douzaine is available from the Constables Office in St Peter Port.