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Referendum on Guernsey's Electoral System

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The States has agreed to hold a multi-option referendum on the method of electing People's Deputies to the States of Deliberation.

The referendum will be held on Wednesday 10th October, 2018.  
 

  • The story so far ...

    • In June 2017, the States agreed to hold a multi-option referendum on the method of electing People's Deputies to the States of Deliberation.
    • The referendum will be held on Wednesday 10th October 2018 and voters will be asked to rank one or more of the five options according to their preference for how People's Deputies will be elected in the future. 
    • For details of the five options click herepdf icon Referendum of Guernsey's Electoral System - the five options [484kb].
  • 'How to vote' video

    • In advance of the referendum on Guernsey's voting system on Wednesday 10th October, 2018, the States' Assembly & Constitution Committee has released a video explaining how to vote in the referendum.
    • The video explains how to vote using the example of a class of schoolchildren deciding what colour to paint their classroom door. The children have five colours to choose from: grey, green, red, blue and yellow. The children then rank the colour they want their door painted in order of their favourite colours. The video also provides a brief overview of how the votes will be counted and some 'top tips' for the viewer on voting in the referendum.
  • The Electoral System Referendum (Guernsey) Law, 2018

    • The Electoral System Referendum (Guernsey) Law, 2018 and the Electoral System Referendum (Referendum Period) Regulations, 2018 came into force on Monday 11th June 2018. The legislation can be found on the Guernsey Legal Resources website - www.guernseylegalresources.gg.
    • This means that the referendum period has officially commenced and so the general restriction on referendum expenses set out in section 17 of the Law come into effect. Therefore, no individual or body, other than the Campaign Groups which may be appointed by the States Assembly & Constitution Committee under section 10 of the Law, may incur any expense in relation to the referendum in excess of £100.
       
  • Campaign groups

    • The States' Assembly & Constitution Committee has appointed three campaign groups:
    • OptionNominated Official 1 Nominated Official 2
      Option ADeputy Carl MeerveldDeputy Peter Ferbrache
      Option BMr Fergus DunlopMrs Caroline McManus
      Option CDeputy John GollopMr Rhoderick Matthew

 

Downloads

Referendum of Guernsey's Electoral System - the five options General guidance for Campaign Groups (June 2018) Referendum expenses - Guidance Note for Campaign Groups Data protection guidance for Campaign Groups (June 2018) How campaign groups are appointed FAQs for Campaign Groups (27.04.2018) 16th April, 2018 - Presentation - Campaign Groups

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