Can I vote in the 2020 General Election?
To be eligible to be registered on the Electoral Roll you must be:
- 15 years of age or older (you won't be able to vote until you're 16);
- have been ordinarily resident in Guernsey for the last two years consecutively or for a total of five years at any time; and
- ordinarily resident in Guernsey.
How will it work?
Our 2020 General Election will be significantly different from previous years. The Island will be one electoral district and electors will vote on an Island-wide basis. This means there will be a greater choice of candidates, but also some changes in how voting takes place.
You will have more choice about how to vote and where to vote and you will also be able to opt for a postal vote even if you are on-island on polling days. Choosing a postal vote will give you plenty of time to fill in your ballot paper at home rather than in a polling booth. The ballot paper can then be posted back or, if you have missed the postal vote deadline, you can take your completed postal ballot to any polling station on any polling day.
Each voter will have one ballot paper and can vote for up to 38 candidates. Given the number of votes available, you might find it easier to request a postal vote so you can fill out your ballot paper at home rather than at a polling station.
How do I vote?
To vote in this General Election you MUST be registered on the Electoral Roll.
This is a brand-new roll which opened in December 2019, so even if you have been registered prior to that date you must re-register to vote. You can register online or by using the household registration form which has been sent to every residence in Guernsey. If you have not received a household registration form please email [email protected] or call 01481 747579.
If you have registered SINCE December 2019 you will already be on the current roll.
Voting by Post
All registered voters may vote by post. Choosing a postal vote will give you plenty of time to fill in your ballot paper at home rather than in a polling booth.
Voting in Person
If you are registered on the Electoral Roll you can vote in person at either your parish polling station or at a super-polling station.