An election to fill the seat held by the late St. Helier Deputy Richard Rondel will be held on 27 February 2019.
Register to Vote
You can register online at vote.je/register
You have to be registered in order to vote.
The main Electoral Register for the By-election will close 12 noon Monday 28 January 2019. This means that you’ll be able to vote on election day or earlier at the pre-poll station in the week leading up to the By-election.
The Supplementary Register for the By-election will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 20 February 2019. This means that you will not be able to pre-poll or postal vote, but you will be able to vote on election day. Your name will be added to the main electoral register after the election.
You can also register to vote by downloading a voter registration form and returning it to your Parish Hall.
Online registration DOES NOT mean that you will be able to vote online on election day.
The States Assembly do want to make online voting possible, but there are currently concerns about the risks of electoral fraud and how the secrecy of the ballot can be guaranteed, because people will be voting outside the supervised environment of the polling station. A lot of work and research needs to be done before we can introduce electronic voting, to be sure that any such system processes data accurately and securely and to ensure that the voting public and candidates can be confident of the integrity of the voting process.
Remember that you can visit a pre-poll station and vote before election day. Click here for details about pre-poll voting.
If you don’t qualify to register to vote until after registration closes, you can apply for advance registration. This means that, if you turn 16, or if you will have been resident in Jersey for either:
- the last 2 years, or
- the last 6 months plus any other period(s) which total five years
by election day, then you can register in advance to vote in this year’s elections.
Registering to vote for the first time
The main Electoral Register for the By-election will close at 12 noon on Monday 28 January 2019, so if you don’t return your registration form before that date, you can apply to be included on the Supplementary Register.
The Supplementary Register for the By-election will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 20 February 2019. This means that you will not be able to pre-poll or postal vote, but you will be able to vote on election day. Your name will be added to the main electoral register after the elections.