Public Elections (Jersey) Regulations 2002

Revised Edition

16.600.50

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This is a revised edition of the law




Public Elections (Jersey) Regulations 2002

THE STATES, in pursuance of Articles 3, 7, 13, 20, 24, 32, 34, 43 and 72 of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002,[1] have made the following Regulations –

Commencement [see endnotes]

1        Interpretation

(1)     In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires –

Law” means the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002.[2]

(2)     A reference in these Regulations to a numbered form is a reference to the form of that number in the Schedule to these Regulations.

2        Prescribed forms

(1)     For the purposes of Article 3(a) of the Law, the prescribed form of declaration is Form 1.

(1A)   For the purposes of Article 7(2)(a) of the Law, the prescribed form of statement is Form 1A.[3]

(2)     For the purposes of Article 5A(8) and Article 7(4)(c) of the Law, the prescribed form of application for registration is Form 2.[4]

(3)     For the purposes of Article 20(4) of the Law, the prescribed form of nomination document is Form 3.

(4)     For the purposes of Article 24(3) of the Law, the prescribed form of ballot paper is Form 4.

(5)     For the purposes of Articles 32(2)(c) and 43(2) of the Law, the prescribed form of official stamp is one that contains both the words “ELECTIONS PUBLIQUES JERSEY” and a letter that identifies the electoral district where or in respect of which the ballot paper to which the stamp is applied is used.

(6)     For the purposes of Article 34(2) of the Law, the prescribed form of declaration is Form 5.

3        Citation

These Regulations may be cited as the Public Elections (Jersey) Regulations 2002.

 


SCHEDULE[5]

FORMS

(Regulations 1(2) and 2)

FORM 1

(Article 3(a) of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002)

Form of declaration where name omitted from register

I, ……………………………………...…., solemnly declare that I believe that I should be permitted to vote by virtue of the following facts –

Note: Insert here a recital of the facts that are the grounds for the claim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Signed)

Signed in my presence this……………..day of……………………            20.....

(Signed)

Autorisé/Adjoint


FORM 1A

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FORM 2

(Articles 5A(8) and 7(4)(c) of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002)

Application for inclusion of name on the Electoral Register


I apply for inclusion of my name on the Electoral Register for the electoral district in which I live.

Surname

Forenames in full

Title

Maiden Name if any

I am ordinarily resident at:

Address

Parish

Post Code

Telephone

E-mail

I am, or within the next 3 months I will be, at least 16 years old:

Date of birth in number format e.g. 09/05/1945 for 9 May 1945

DD / MM / YYYY

I have been, or within the next 3 months I will have been, ordinarily resident in Jersey for the required period:

On DD / MM / YYYY [INSERT DATE]* I have been, or will have been, ordinarily resident in Jersey for –

 

A**

a period of at least 2 years up to and including that date
OR

 

B**

a period of at least 6 months up to and including that date
AND at any time, an additional period or periods of 5 years in total.

*

If, on the day you sign this form, you have completed the period of ordinary residence in Jersey described in A, or the periods described in B, enter the date you sign this form.

If you will only have completed the period of ordinary residence in Jersey described in A, or the periods described in B, by a date within the next 3 months, enter that date.

**

Circle whichever of A or B applies to you. If both apply, you need only circle A.

Occupation (optional – this information is not required for the Electoral Register but it can help to exclude some persons from jury service)

 

I declare that the information given in this application about me is true.

Signature

Date when signed

 

 


FORM 3

(Article 20(4) of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002)

Nomination document

Please use one form for each candidate.

This form is not complete unless each of the 10 signatures is accompanied by the name of the person whose signature it is, plus the name of the electoral district (including the name of the parish) in respect of which the person is registered, and the elector number shown on the electoral register for the person.

 

We, the undersigned, being electors of

 

 

[constituency]

 

nominate

 

 

 

 

[full name, address, electoral district, parish and elector number of candidate] as a candidate

for the office of

 

 

[office in that constituency]

 

 

this………………………………………day of………………………………..20…….

 

(Signed)           

 

proposer

 

 

[plus full name, electoral district,

parish, and elector number, of proposer]

 

 

 

seconders.

 

 

[plus, under or next to each signature,

the name, electoral district, parish, and

elector number, of the seconder whose

signature it is]


FORM 4

(Article 24(3) of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002)

Ballot paper

Counterfoil and front of ballot paper

 

 

COUNTERFOIL

No.*

 

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

 

A.B.

 

 

 

 

…………………..

 

 

Serial number

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

 

C.D.**

 

 

of elector

 

…………………..

 

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

µ

 

 

 

* This number must be printed and correspond with the number on the back of the ballot paper attached to this counterfoil.

** Repeat rows so as to include all the candidates, with one row (including one voting box) per candidate.


 

Back of ballot paper

 

 

§

Parish of

§

 

 

 

No.     

 

Election for

§

 

 

 

This number must be printed and correspond with the number printed on the counterfoil to which this ballot paper is attached.

§ The date, name of the parish and the office to be filled shall be printed here. If the parish is divided into different electoral districts, the name of the district should be inserted below the name of the parish.


FORM 5

(Article 34(2) of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002)

Declaration of elector where person has already voted in elector’s name

 

I, …………………………….., solemnly declare that I am the person entered under the name of ……………………………………..on the electoral register for the electoral district of ………………………………

 

                                                            (Signed)

Signed in my presence this ……………………day of………………20.......

                                                            (Signed)

Autorisé/Adjoint

 

 


Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Legislation

Year and No

Commencement

Public Elections (Jersey) Regulations 2002

R&O.43/2002

5 June 2002

Public Elections (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2006

R&O.22/2006

21 March 2006

Public Elections (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Regulations 2008

R&O.42/2008

1 April 2008

Public Elections (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Regulations 2009

R&O.38/2009

6 May 2009

Public Elections (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Regulations 2014

R&O.148/2014

11 September 2014

Public Elections (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Regulations 2015

R&O.12/2015

4 February 2015

Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original

Current

1(3), (4)

spent, omitted from this revised edition

2

spent, omitted from this revised edition

3

2

4

3

Table of Endnote References



[1]                                    chapter 16.600

[2]                                    chapter 16.600

[3] Regulation 2(1A)   substituted by R&O.38/2009; formerly inserted by R&O.22/2006

[4] Regulation 2(2)      amended by R&O.148/2014

[5] Schedule                   amended by R&O.22/2006, R&O.42/2008, R&O.38/2009, R&O.148/2014, R&O.12/2015


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