Friday 13 March 2020
Reminder cards are being sent to every household where no-one has registered for the Electoral Roll.
With around 15,000 households without any registrations it's hoped this will encourage more people to sign up and be able to vote. Islanders must be registered on the new Electoral Roll by 30th April in order to vote in the June general election, the first under the new system of Island-wide voting.
States of Guernsey Lead Election Officer, David Mullins said:
"Anyone who wants to vote needs to sign up to the Electoral Roll. So if you haven't done so already, please sign up online or contact the Election 2020 Office for a new copy of the household registration form. Registering is quick and simple and ensures that you can cast your vote in June. We're also urging all islanders who think they are already signed up to check their roll entry by taking a look at the Roll, which is currently open for public inspection. A parish roll is held by each Douzaine and a full Island Roll is available at the Greffe, Frossard House, the Guille-Alles Library and at Beau Sejour."
The Election in June to choose 38 new Deputies is the first under the new system of Island-wide voting. Polling days are 13, 14, 16 and 17 June with all registered Islanders also given the option of a postal vote. Postal vote application forms are available in all parish offices and also at Sir Charles Frossard House, the Greffe and the Guille-Alles Library. Forms can also be obtained from the Election 2020 Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01481 747579. The Electoral Roll (as of 26 February 2020) will remain on public display until 31 March 2020.