The Jersey Electoral Authority has accepted nominations from 93 candidates to stand in Jersey’s next public election on 22 June 2022. Of these, 49 will be elected by Islanders to serve as States Members in the States Assembly – Jersey’s elected parliament – for the next four years.
Each candidate is listed below according to the constituency they are standing in, whether they are standing for the position of Connétable or Deputy and whether they are standing as an independent or affiliated to a political party. The full manifesto, contact information and 10 proposers and seconders of each candidate will be available on Vote.je shortly.
In Parishes where there is only one candidate for the one role of Connétable, voters will also have the option to vote for ‘None of the Candidates’. This provides an opportunity for voters to voice their opinion if they do not feel that the candidate shares their views and values, as an alternative to just not voting. Choosing ‘none of the candidates’ is a vote against the candidate running for that position. If ‘none of the candidates’ receives the most votes in any particular Connétable election, no one will be elected and there will be a by-election at a later date.
Candidate manifesto booklets relevant to each constituency will be delivered to all households in early June, in addition to 2-minute videos of each candidate speaking their manifesto, which will be available online on Vote.je and YouTube.
Islanders are reminded that, if they haven’t already registered to vote, they can still join the supplementary register and vote at their polling station on 22 June if they register by midday on Wednesday 15 June. To register, Islanders can visit: vote.je/register or in person at their Parish Hall.
If Islanders already registered are planning to vote by post, application forms must be submitted by 1 June and ballot papers returned to the Judicial Greffe by midday on 22 June.
John Everett, Chair of the Jersey Electoral Authority, said “Almost 100 candidates have put themselves forward to be assessed by Jersey’s voters. In the Parishes where there is only one candidate for Connétable, voters will have the chance at this election to exercise a “none of the candidates” option if they do not wish the individual to be elected. As well as the manifesto booklets to be distributed in early June, there will be both in-person hustings and online “Question Time” events hosted by Vote.je.”