(Composition of the States Assembly) (Jersey) Act 2014
Made 15th July 2014
Coming into force 16th
THE STATES, in pursuance of Article 1 of the Referendum (Jersey) Law 2002, have made the following Act –
this Act –
“2002 Law” means the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002;
“ballot paper” shall be construed in accordance with
“electoral administrator for a parish” means the person
responsible, in a parish, for preparing and maintaining the electoral registers
for the electoral districts within the parish and for assisting the Autorisé in the preparation for, and conduct
of, a public election in the parish;
“ordinary elections” means the ordinary elections that
are being held, pursuant to Article 6 of the States of Jersey Law 2005, on Wednesday, 15th October
this Act, a reference to the electoral administrator for a parish is a
reference to the person responsible, in the parish, for preparing and
maintaining the electoral registers for the electoral districts within the
parish and for assisting the Autorisé
in the preparation for, and conduct of, a public election in the parish.
expressions used in this Act that are defined in the 2002 Law have the
same meaning as in that Law.
to be held
The States resolve that a referendum shall be held regarding the
composition of the States Assembly.
The referendum shall be held on Wednesday, 15th October 2014.
The ballot paper shall be in the form, and contain the question, set
out in the Schedule.
entitled to vote
The persons entitled to vote in the referendum are the persons who
are entitled to vote in the ordinary elections.
of 2002 Law
to Article 4 and the following provisions of this Article, the 2002 Law
shall apply, with the necessary modifications, to the holding of the referendum,
and the expenses incurred in holding the referendum, as it applies to the conduct
of the poll for the election of Senators in the ordinary elections.
Greffier of the States shall ensure that an appropriate number of ballot papers
for the referendum are delivered to –
electoral administrators for the parishes, for voting in the referendum in
polling stations; and
Judicial Greffier, for postal or pre-poll voting in the referendum.
supplementary electoral register in force for the ordinary elections shall also
be used for the purposes of the referendum.
person entitled, by Article 5, to vote in the referendum, is entitled to
vote in the referendum in the same manner as he or she is entitled to vote in
the ordinary elections.
vote is recorded in the referendum by making a cross in the blank square
opposite either “Yes” or “No” on the ballot paper.
Judicial Greffier, having added the votes in the referendum in the electoral
districts, shall inform the Greffier of the States of the results of the
Greffier of the States shall arrange for the results of the referendum to be
announced during the next meeting of the States.
is entitled to request a recount in the referendum.
liability of officers
person to whom this Article applies shall not be liable in damages for anything
done or omitted in the discharge or purported discharge of any functions under
Article applies to –
Greffier of the States;
(c) an Autorisé;
(d) an Adjoint;
electoral administrator for a parish.
(3) Paragraph (1)
does not apply –
it was shown that the act was done, or the omission was, in bad faith; or
as to prevent an award of damages made in respect of an act on the ground that
the act was unlawful as a result of Article 7(1) of the Human Rights
(Jersey) Law 2000.
This Act may be cited as the Referendum (Composition of the States
Assembly) (Jersey) Act 2014 and shall come into force on the day after the day
it is made.
m.n. de la haye, o.b.e.
Greffier of the States