The Deputy, who is in charge of the government reform proposals that installed the electronic voting system, accidentally voted against the delay motion proposed by Deputy Geoff Southern, when he had intended to vote for it.
Deputy Le Hérissier admitted making the mistake when asked the following day.
Deputy Southern, who led the shadow scrutiny review that was critical about the migration policy, wanted a two-week delay so that Members could see a report on the need for homes ahead of the debate.
Privileges and Procedures Committee president Deputy Le Hérissier’s vote was decisive in the 23 to 22 result, blocking the motion and setting up the debate on the Migration Policy for the next States sitting on 21 June.
Ironically, without the reforms, Deputy Le Hérissier would have been able to amend his mistaken vote, but since electronic voting was introduced by Privileges, States Members have been unable to do so.