If you are on the main electoral register (you registered before Tuesday 10 May) then you will have the option to vote:
On Election Day
Previously, voting by post was only available if Islanders were off-island on polling day.
To vote by post you will need to have:
If you’ve completed the above steps then:
Instructions for the postal voter:
If you choose to vote by post, you will not be able to receive another ballot paper at the polling station on election day.
Simply enter your postcode into the constituency finder for all the information you need to be able to vote. This includes which constituency you are in, the full list of Deputies and Connétables standing in your constituency, the number of Deputies and Connétables you can vote for and the polling station to use on 22 June '22.
If you are voting in person, you will need to take photographic identification, like a driving licence or a passport. Staff will mark your name off on the electoral register and give you your ballot papers. You will then be able to go to the voting booth and cast your vote by putting an ‘x’ beside the name of the candidate you want to vote for. You will be asked to place your ballot papers into the ballot box.
Voters from any Parish or constituency can vote the week before the election at St Paul’s Centre, Dumaresq Street, St Helier. St Paul’s Centre can also be accessed from St Paul’s Gate, New Street.
Pre-poll will be open from 8.30am to 5pm from Monday 13 June – Thursday 16 June and from 8.30am until 4pm on Friday 17 June 2022.
If you registered at any point before midday on Wednesday 15 June, you can vote on Election Day: Wednesday 22 June at your local polling station, which will be open from 8am to 8pm.
If you haven’t been able to postal vote, and you are applying for a pre-poll home visit due to illness, disability or illiteracy, you may request an Officer of the Judicial Greffe to visit you at home to enable you to cast your vote.
Please download the Pre-Poll Home Visit Application Form here
If you are unable to complete the application form, please telephone 441366 and a Voting Officer will take your details and complete the form on your behalf.
The pre-poll home visits are between the hours of 10.00am to 4.00pm from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 June 2022 and 10.00am to 12noon on Friday 17 June 2022.
Please note: in order to be eligible to postal vote or receive a pre-poll home visit, you must be registered to vote in your Parish by 12 noon on the 10 May 2022. If you successfully register after this date, you will only be able to vote on Polling Day at the appropriate polling station.
If you know you will not be well enough to go to a polling station to vote and you haven’t applied to vote by post, you can arrange a pre-poll home visit. Simply complete the application form (above) or request one from your Parish Hall.
Completed forms must be returned by midday on Thursday 16 June to the The Postal and Pre-Poll Voting Officer – The Judicial Greffe, Roya Court House, Royal Square, St Helier JE1 1JG.
If you fall ill on 22 June 2022 and cannot make it to your polling station, please contact your Parish Hall as soon as possible and they will send an official to you to take your vote.
Yes. You can register online at vote.je/register
You can’t vote electronically at the current time. On 22 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.
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.
You can register to vote if you are, or will be aged 16 or over by the date of the Election (22 June 2022).
You can do this. When you visit your polling station on election day, make sure you take all the paperwork you received 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.
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.
If you have registered at your old address before 10 May, you will remain on that register and need to vote in your old constituency for both Constable and Deputies. If you have not registered by 10 May you can join the supplementary register at your new address, however please note, this allows you to vote on Election Day only, not via pre-poll or postal. Whenever you move property, even if it’s within the same Parish, you should inform your Parish Hall. St. Helier is divided up into three constituencies due to its size. This means that if you move house within the Parishes, you may be moving constituencies.
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.
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.
An electoral number is marked on the counterfoil of the ballot paper, as it is in England and Wales.
The Public Elections Law requires that:
Access to the Polling Station is restricted to the Autorisé and assistants, the candidates or their nominated agents and the electors – who can only remain at the Polling Station as long as it is necessary to cast their vote. The ballot box is sealed before the ballot commences and remains so during the ballot.
The ballot boxes are opened after the poll has closed and the ballot papers are counted in such a way that the serial numbers contained on the reverse cannot be seen. Before the votes are counted the counterfoils of used ballot papers are placed in a sealed envelope.
All of the used and unused ballot papers, the counterfoils and the electoral lists must be forwarded in sealed envelopes to the Judicial Greffier as soon as possible after the election who is required to keep them for 12 months. Unless required in a case before the Royal Court, they are then destroyed. By law, the packages containing the used ballot papers and counterfoils cannot be opened except where ordered by the Royal Court in the event that the count is disputed or the decision of the Autorisé as to a disputed ballot paper is disputed.
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