Deputies represent a parish or – in larger parishes – they represent a district within that parish. Deputies do not have to live in the parish or the district they want to represent.
If you want to stand for election as a Deputy you must:
- be at least 18 years old
- be a British Citizen who has been: (a) resident in Jersey for at least 2 years up to and including the day of the election, or (b) resident in Jersey for 6 months up to and including the day of the election, as well as a total period of 5 years previously.
Constables are the head of their parish, and represent their parish by voting in the States Assembly. They must live in the parish they want to represent.
If you want to stand for election as a Constable you:
- must be at least 18 years old
- must be a British citizen who has been a resident in Jersey: (a) for at least 2 years up to and including the day of the election, or (b) for 6 months up to and including the day of the election, as well as a total period of 5 years previously.
Connétables cannot hold office unless they are resident in the parish they represent.
If you decide to stand for election, you need to find two people who will act as your proposer and seconder. Both your proposer and seconder need to be entitled to vote in the electoral district you’re standing for.
Your proposer and seconders will propose you as a candidate at a nomination meeting.
Before the meeting, you will need to complete a nomination form and a declaration of any criminal convictions. You will need to submit these forms at the nominations meeting.
If you decide to stand for election, you will be asked to provide a written manifesto, explaining why you’re standing for election, and what you believe in. You’ll also need to provide a digital photograph.
Both the photo and your manifesto will appear here on this website, and in a Candidate Manifesto booklet which will be sent to all Islanders before the election.
Once you have been proposed at a nomination meeting, you can begin working on your election campaign. You can campaign as a candidate using lots of different methods, and all candidates can claim back some of the money they spend on elections.
As part of your campaign, you’ll speak at hustings. These are meetings where members of the public can ask all the candidates questions.
More details on nominations, manifestos, elections expenses and guidance will be available soon. In the meantime, you can subscribe to our mailing list to stay up-to-date.
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: Purdah begins (note: Purdah is the period before elections where 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
- 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
- June: Hustings (dates to be confirmed)
- 22 June 2022: Election Day
- Deadline to register for the main electoral register
- Deadline to register for the supplementary register
- Pre-poll dates
- Postal voting dates
If your question is not answered above, please contact us.