Jersey Electoral Authority (JEA) has published the 2022 nomination form for candidates standing for election as either Deputy or Connétable (Constable) in the election which takes place on 22 June.
A number of changes to the nomination process will come into effect for this year’s election, following recommendations by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Electoral Observers when they reviewed Jersey’s last election in 2018.
- There will be no nomination events, instead, all candidates will need to submit their nomination form and declaration, by hand, to the Jersey Electoral Authority at Morier House, Halkett Place, St Helier, between 9am – 5pm on Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 or Friday 13 May
- Candidates will also be required to submit their manifesto and photo (electronically) at the point of nomination
- Details of all candidates, including manifestos and photographs will be announced on Vote.je and to the media on Wednesday 18 May
What’s not changing:
- All candidates need to collect 10 signatures of support, all of whom need to be on the electoral register in the constituency where the nominee is standing
- All nomination signatures must be written in ink, electronic signatures will not be accepted
- Manifestos to feature on Vote.je and the booklets distributed to households have a word limit of 500
As well as the revised nomination form, a Code of Conduct has been drawn up by the Jersey Electoral Authority (JEA). All candidates will be expected to comply with this Code, which provides general guidance for anyone standing for election, detailing the behaviours expected from candidates and their supporters during the campaign and at polling stations, as well as information about election expenses declarations.
JEA Chair, John Everett said: “We are hopeful that the new process will be well received by candidates. Not only is the revised form easier to navigate, but the extended submissions period also allows for plenty of time for any issues to be addressed so that all eligible candidates can be announced on vote.je on 18th May.”
“The Code of Conduct, alongside the advice and resources on Vote.je, is designed to guide candidates through their campaign journey, but the JEA is also here to help and answer any questions along the way and we encourage any prospective candidates to get in touch with us via [email protected] .”