The next General Election will take place on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

Key Election Dates

Whether you’re standing for election, or turning out to vote, here are some key dates to be aware of:

  • Early March: Letter to households confirming who is registered to vote
  • 22 March 2022: Final date that propositions can be lodged by the current States Assembly
  • 25 April 2022: Final States Meeting of the current term
  • 10 May: Pre-election period begins (note: during the pre-election period, States Members and Government have restrictions on how they can communicate and act in a political capacity.)
  • 10-12 May: Nominations open (to be submitted to the Electoral Administrator of that District (for Deputies) or Parish (for Connétables)
  • 12 May: nominations close at 5pm
  • 12pm noon 17 May: Deadline to register for the main electoral register
  • 18 May: All Election ’22 candidates announced on Vote.je and to the media
  • Early June: Booklets to all households with details of the candidates in their district
  • 12pm noon 15 June: Deadline to register for the supplementary register
  • June: Hustings (dates to be confirmed)
  • 22 June 2022: Election Day

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Changes to the General Election in 2022

It is the first General Election run under the new rules which have been agreed by the States Assembly. This means big changes for voters:

  • There are now 9 Electoral Districts instead of 12. This means that each district reflects the number of people who live there.
  • The role of Senator (who represent the whole Island) has been removed. This means that each States Assembly member represents a District or a Parish.
  • There are now 37 Deputies in the Assembly rather than 29
  • Islanders can vote via postal vote. This means that if you won’t be able to visit a polling station on polling day, you can still vote. Previously, this was only an option for people who were away from the Island.
  • Every ballot sheet will now have a ‘none of the above’ option. This means that voters can indicate if they don’t agree with any of the candidates.
  • The Jersey Electoral Authority (JEA) will oversee the running of the election.

There are also changes for people who are standing for election, including changes to how much they can spend on their election campaign, who they can accept donations from, and how long they have to declare their expenses.

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FAQs


Can I register to vote electronically?
Yes. You can register online at vote.je/register

Can I vote electronically?

You can’t vote electronically at the current time. 

On the 22nd March 2016, the States Assembly agreed to a proposition from Deputy G.P. Southern of St. Helier, to research and trial electronic voting systems to introduce a safe and secure mechanism to enable eligible voters to vote electronically.

A lot of work and research needs to be done before Jersey can introduce electronic voting. Islanders need to be sure that any electronic system is accurate and secure, and gives voters and candidates confidence in the voting process.


I am not British. Can I vote?
You can register to vote if you have lived in Jersey for two years; or if you have lived in Jersey for six months, plus a period that totals five years.

I will be 16 just before the election. Can I vote?
You can register to vote if you are, or will be aged 16 or over by the date of the Election (22 June 2022).

I asked for a postal vote, but now I want to vote in person
You can do this. When you visit your polling station on election day, make sure you take all the paperwork you received from the Judicial Greffier when you planned to cast a postal vote, including your ballot paper. 

See one of the officials at the polling station and you will be able to use your ballot paper to vote in person.


I’ll be out of the Island on election day, what do I do?
If you aren’t going to be in Jersey on Election Day, then you can cast a postal vote or pre-poll vote instead. More information on different ways of voting will be available soon.

I’m moving house before the election. Do I need to do anything?
If you inform your parish that you have moved before the electoral register closes on 5 June, you will vote in your new parish or district.

If you move after that date (or you inform the parish after that date) you will vote in your original parish or district.

St. Helier, St. Saviour and St. Brelade are divided up into different districts. This means that if you move house within these parishes, you may be moving districts.

You should inform the parish, and also check that your local polling station is still the same.


I’ve only been in Jersey for 2 years. Can I vote?
Yes. You can register to vote if you have lived in Jersey for two years; or if you have lived in Jersey for six months, plus a period that totals five years.

My name has been accidentally omitted from the electoral register. Can I still vote?
If you apply to pre-poll vote or to postal vote and you find that your name is not on the register, there is still something you can do. If you think there has been a mistake, you should advise the Judicial Greffier that you believe there has been an error.

The Judicial Greffier may ask you for additional information to support what you have said. If the Judicial Greffier is satisfied that there has been an administrative error, your name will be added to the copy of the register and they will make the necessary arrangements for you to be able to vote.

If you arrive at the polling station to vote in person on on Election Day and you find that your name is not on the electoral register, you should ask to speak to a parish official.


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