The Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002 may be viewed on
jerseylaw and is available from the
When is a Public Election held?
A public election is held to elect:
- the Connétable, Centeniers and Procureurs du Bien Public of each Parish;
- Senators for the Island and
- a Deputy or Deputies for each Parish (or for districts within the parish for St Helier, St Brelade and St Saviour).
The Royal Court will set the date for each Public Election. Dates of forthcoming elections will be advertised on the Parish website and also on
online or complete and return this form to your Parish Hall.
If you meet the criteria you may apply to register as an elector. Apply
Register as an Elector
An election for one Procureur du Bien Public in each Parish is held every 18 months.
The next elections will be March 2020 with nomination meetings held in each Parish in early February 2020 (if there are more candidates than vacancies a poll will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020). Those elected will take the oath of office late March 2020.
Nomination form for candidate for election as Procureur du Bien Public
Elections for Centeniers are held every 9 months.
The next elections will be March 2020 with nomination meetings held in each Parish in early February 2020 (if there are more candidates than vacancies a poll will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020). Those elected as Centenier will take the oath of office late March 2020.
Nomination form for candidate for election as Centenier
The time, date and place of the nomination meetings are advertised in the Jersey Gazette online . To vote in an election your name must be included on the electoral register by midday on the day before the nomination meeting.
Elections for 8 Senators, 12 Connétables (one for each Parish) and for 29 Deputies in parishes or parish districts are held every four years. Elections were held on (see
vote.je for further information and results).
Wednesday 16 May 2018 and the next elections are in 2022
Nomination form and guidance notes for candidates for election as Senator, Connétable or Deputy (Jan 2019)
Can I vote in a Public Election?
You may vote in a Public Election if your name is on the Electoral Register which is used for that election.
You may cast your vote on polling day, or use the pre-poll or postal voting options.
How do I add my name to the Electoral Register?
You may add you name to the Electoral Register if you are ordinarily resident in the electoral district and you meet, or within the next 3 months you will meet, the following criteria (but you may not have your name on more than one electoral register at a time):
- be at least 16 years old; and
- have been -
- (A) ordinarily resident in Jersey for the period of at least 2 years up to and including that day [option A]; or
- (B) ordinarily resident in Jersey for a period of at least 6 months up to and including that day, as well as having been ordinarily resident in Jersey at any time for an additional period of, or for additional periods that total, at least 5 years [option B].
If you meet the criteria you may apply to register as an elector. Apply online or complete and return this form to your Parish Hall.
Register as an elector
A person who has registered up to 3 months in advance of meeting the criteria may only vote from the date they actually meet the criteria.
Use this form to make a Subject Access Request about electoral information.
How do I check that my name is on the Electoral Register?
Call your Parish Hall to check that your name is included on the Electoral Register (address/contact details and office hours are on this website).
What if I change my address?
If you change your address you must notify the Parish. Use the
change my name or address online service or complete and return the form
Notify a change of name or address
If you are moving away from Jersey you can complete an online form to notify your Parish, States of Jersey departments as well as your GP surgery (only if you want). For more information and the online form please take a look at
Do I have to renew my registration?
Before 1 November each year your Parish will send a 'statement' to every unit of dwelling accommodation. This will show the names of all persons resident at that dwelling that are on the Electoral Register.
If your name is on the statement, ensure your details are correct and sign the statement.
If your name does not appear on the statement, but you meet the criteria to register as an elector, add your name and sign the statement.
If the statement includes the name(s) of person(s) who are no longer resident at the address then cross through the name(s).
The statement must be checked, completed, signed and returned to the Parish by 1 December so the register can be brought up to date.
Is the Electoral Register available for inspection?
A copy of the Electoral Register as at 1 September is available for inspection at the Jersey Library.
The Electoral Register is a 'rolling register'. The copy at the Jersey Library will not contain any changes made since 1 September. To view the current Electoral Register you should contact the Parish Hall.
Can my name be omitted from the Electoral Register?
If you, or another person who resides with you, will
be at significant risk or threat of personal harm should your name and address
be included on the Electoral Register, you may apply for your name and address
to be omitted from the register.
You may apply when you register as an elector or at
any other time. Please ask your Parish for an application form (Article 9).
The electoral administrator will contact you about your
application and decide whether your name and address should be omitted. If your
name is omitted, the electoral administrator may, from time to time, review the
omission of your name and, if satisfied that there are no longer grounds for
it, may reinstate in, or add your name and address to, the register. You will
be notified if this happens.
You have a right of appeal to the Royal Court on a
refusal of an application, or a decision to reinstate in or add your name and
address to the register.