The international observers that carried out an independent Election Observation Mission to the Jersey elections have published their final report, which was published on Monday 3 October.
The report concluded that the Jersey elections were a successful democratic exercise and that Jersey’s legal framework complies with international standards for democratic elections. However, further efforts are needed to broaden the right to stand for election and to improve diversity and inclusion among voters as well as candidates. These areas for improvement are included in the 14 recommendations highlighted in the report, which you can download below.
The Mission had been invited by the Privileges and Procedures Committee of the States Assembly and was conducted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR). Its remit was to assess the elections against international standards, commitments and obligations as well as domestic laws.
The Jersey Electoral Authority “welcomes the report from the team of independent Election Observers who travelled to Jersey from various Commonwealth jurisdictions to check and challenge the Island’s election process. The findings and recommendations in the report will be used to help plan and continually improve on future elections. The Jersey Electoral Authority will be issuing its report to the Privileges and Procedures Committee before 22 December, 2022”.