Jersey chief minister vote results will be made public
The proposition brought by Deputy Trevor Pitman to open the voting on Thursday passed with 21 members voting in favour to 19 against.
The details of which States member voted for which candidate will now be made public.
Deputy Pitman said it was important for the vote to be more transparent.
He said: "I think secrecy is something that really is undermining democracy and is what a lot of people feel unhappy about.
|Current Chief Minister was elected in secret|
States members will meet to vote for the next chief minister on 14 November.