What is pre-poll voting?
Voters can now vote in advance of election day if they want to.
The pre-poll voting office will be located at Royal Court House in the Royal Square. Information about how to register for pre-poll voting will be made available shortly before the next election is held in October 2014.
What will I need?
You will need photographic identification, such as a driving licence or a passport or I.D. card. As you will be voting in a different place from the polling station in your parish, there is no possibility that you can be recognised by parish staff as the pre-poll vote will be staffed by employees of the Judicial Greffe.
Who can pre-poll vote?
Any registered elector can pre-poll vote. You do not need a reason for doing so. In addition, the Judicial Greffier will arrange for a registered elector who is ill, disabled or illiterate to pre-poll vote, in another location if necessary.
You can also pre-poll vote if you have registered to vote, but your name and address have been deliberately omitted from the electoral register because there is a risk or threat of harm to you.
Is this different from voting on the day?
Yes. You will be given an envelope to put your ballot paper or papers in after you have voted. You will hand this envelope to staff and they will make sure your vote or votes are sent to the correct electoral district.