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Recount confirms Kevin Lewis as Constable

Recount confirms Kevin Lewis as Constable

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Recount confirms Kevin Lewis as Constable

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Kevin Lewis has been confirmed as the Constable of St. Saviour following a recount in which he picked up two additional votes.

The recount was ordered by the Royal Court last week after a discrepancy was discovered between the number of recorded ballots cast and the number of votes counted on the night of Jersey's general election.

A document, signed by the official overseeing the St. Saviour election on 22 June, recorded the number of ballots cast in the election for Constable as 3,158.

However, the total number of votes cast for Kevin Lewis and ‘None of the Above’ was 2,698 - a discrepancy of 460 votes.

In the Royal Court this afternoon, the Attorney General reported that Master of the Royal Court, Advocate Matthew Thompson, had conducted an "extremely thorough" one-and-a-half-hour recount, which confirmed Mr Lewis had been elected Constable with 1,554 votes in his favour.

This was two votes more than previously recorded.

'None of the Above', meanwhile, had 1,158 - 12 votes more than those recorded on the night of the election.

The newly-confirmed Constable thanked the court and its officers for bringing the matter of the recount to a "speedy resolution".

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