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Each Autorisé is under the overall guidance of The Royal Court.


Jersey, Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002 (last amended in 2021), accessed 24 April 2022

1. Interpretation

In this Law unless the context otherwise requires – […]

“Autorisé” means a returning officer, being a person appointed under Article 17(2)(b);

17. Order for election

(1)     The Royal Court must –

(a)     make an order for the holding of a public election where such an election is required under Article 6 or 13 of the States of Jersey Law 2005 or Article 2 or 3 of the Connétables (Jersey) Law 2008;

(b)     make an order for the holding of a parish election where such an election is required under Article 3 of the Centeniers (Terms of Office) (Jersey) Law 2007, Article 2 of the Loi (1853) au sujet des centeniers et officiers de police or Article 3 of the Procureurs du Bien Public (Terms of Office) (Jersey) Law 2013.

(2)     The order shall –

(a)     subject to paragraph (2AA)(a), fix the day (being a Wednesday or, instead, such other day of the week as the States may prescribe by Regulations) for taking the poll if a poll becomes necessary, that day being not earlier than the day falling 38 days after the date when the Court makes the order;

(b)     appoint a Jurat or other public official as Autorisé for the poll in each electoral district;

(c)     fix the time, and the date, when the persons elected shall appear in the Court to take their oaths (subject to Article 54(2)); and

(d)     direct the principal Autorisé to deliver a return about the election to the Court.

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