The next election in Jersey will be held on Wednesday 16 May 2018.
The Island is living through interesting times. Many of the choices that States members must make will affect you and your daily life directly.
States members debate and decide issues of public importance and make decisions on your behalf regarding laws, policies, public services and expenditure.
You have to be registered to be able vote.
By registering now it means that you’ll be able to vote on election day or earlier at pre-poll stations, in the weeks leading up to the election.
To register online, please click here, or you can register to vote by completing and returning a registration form to your parish hall. If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote then contact your parish hall to find out.
Who Can I Vote For?
There are 3 types of States Members you can vote for:
SENATORS: Everyone can vote for a maximum of 8 Senators who are elected by the whole Island.
CONNÉTABLES: You can only vote for the Connétable in the parish where you live.
DEPUTIES: You can only vote for the Deputies in the parish or district where you live. (Some larger parishes are divided into districts).
Click here to view all the candidates
How to Vote
Voting before Election Day (pre-poll)
Anyone who is registered to vote can pre-poll vote in the weeks leading up to an election.
Pre-polling for all Islanders will be open at St Paul’s Gate in New Street, St Helier from 8.30am to 5.15pm Monday 30 April until 2pm on Monday 14 May 2018. Closed Bank Holiday Monday 7 May and Liberation Day Wednesday 9 May 2018.
Weekend pre-poll stations are also available for all Islanders at Trinity Youth Centre from 10am-1pm on Saturday 5 May 2018 and Communicare, St Brelade from 10am-1pm on Saturday 12 May 2018.
Voting on Election Day (Wednesday 16 May)
You can vote on election day in the Parish in which you are registered to vote. Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm on election day at your local Parish polling station.
To find your polling station please click here
Voting by Post
In certain circumstances you can vote by post and at home. Please contact your Parish Hall for details.
Voting if You are Ill, Disabled or Have Difficulty Reading or Writing
If you are registered to vote and you are ill, disabled or have difficulty reading or writing, then you can arrange to vote in advance. Please contact your Parish Hall for details.
Voting in Elections
When you go to vote you will need to take photographic identification with you, such as a driving licence or a passport. You will be greeted by staff who will mark your name off on the electoral register and give you your ballot papers. You will then be able to go to the voting booth to cast your vote by putting an ‘x’ beside the name of your preferred candidate. You will be asked to place your ballot paper into the ballot box.
Parish officials will be at the polling station and will be able to help you if you have any questions.
If you have any questions, please contact the States Greffe on 01534 441020 or email [email protected]