Monday 02 December 2019
From today, anyone eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election can register on the Electoral Roll by visiting the new website www.election2020.gg
This website also provides details of who is eligible to vote, how they can cast their vote, and how the election - the first ever fully Island-wide election - will work. Further information will be added to the website over the coming months as more progress is made in finalising the details of the election process.
Adrian Lewis, Registrar-General of Electors said:
'We know there is a lot to do still, to prepare for the 2020 General Election. Whenever an entirely new electoral process is introduced there are challenges, but there are opportunities too. This is an electoral system that the Island chose through the referendum, and we're hoping that will motivate the community to sign up, to engage in the democratic process and to deliver a very high turn out on the day of the election itself.'
On election2020.gg, people can also find information on the convenience of postal voting, which can be applied for at the same time as registering on the Electoral Roll, and information on standing for election.
Over the coming months, people will also be encouraged to sign up by the #Countmein campaign, which sees some local faces backing the message that having your say in Island decisions, means making sure you are able to cast your vote.
From today, people can also register by way of a Household Registration Form which is being delivered to all Guernsey households. This form comes with a freepost return envelope and allows multiple registrations per household. The Electoral Roll will remain open until the 30th April 2020.
To be eligible to vote you need to be 16 years old by 17th June 2020, and have been resident in the Island for 2 years continuously, or for 5 years if you have left the Island and returned.