Thursday 13 August 2020
This year Guernsey will make history by holding the first island-wide General Election in October.
A brand new Electoral Roll was opened in December 2019 and will close in just over one week on 21st August.
Even if you have registered or voted in a prior Election you must re-register in order to vote in the 2020 Election. If you have not signed up you will not be able to vote. The new Electoral Roll opened on 2 December 2019, and if you have registered since December 2019, you will still be on the roll and able to vote in October.
Also this year, postal voting is open to all voters, not just people who may be away at the time of the Election. This option is an easier and more convenient way of voting. We are encouraging voters to switch to a postal vote to give them as much time as they like to fill in the ballot paper from the comfort of their own homes. As long as you register on the Electoral Roll by Friday 21st August, you can switch to a postal vote up until 25th September.
Colette Falla, Registrar-General of Electors said:
'You are not automatically registered to vote in the 2020 general Election simply because you live in Guernsey - or because you have registered to vote in a previous Election. Registration closes on Friday 21 August which is fast approaching, so we encourage you to sign up so you can vote.'