Referendum on States Reform

27th March 2013


 The referendum on States reform takes place on 24 April and voters are being urged to ensure their names are on the electoral register.

 To be eligible to vote:

  • you must be at least 16 years old on 3 April 2013
  • you must either have lived in Jersey for the last two years
  • or you must have lived in the island for the last six months and for a total of five years at some point in your life

The Greffier of the States, Michael de la Haye, said “The changes to the composition of the States Assembly proposed by the Electoral Commission, which are now being put to the public in the referendum, would represent the most significant reforms for more than 60 years.

 "It is important that there is a good turnout on Referendum Day. There are no doubt people who are entitled to vote but who may not yet be on the electoral register, perhaps because they have just reached their 16th birthday, moved house or just completed the period of residency required.

 "There may also be people who have simply not registered to vote before. We want to ensure that people are registered and don’t miss out on the chance to have their say on 24 April."

 To vote in the referendum, you need to register to vote with your parish hall no later than noon on Wednesday 3 April 2013.

 You can find the application forms on your parish website, from your parish hall or from the States Assembly Information Centre in Morier House, Halkett Place, St. Helier.

 You can also download a form from www.vote.je