The States of Alderney has confirmed three elections will take place in October, November and December 2022 in which Islanders will select those who will represent them as The States of Alderney.
Following the recent resignation of States Member Rhys Jenkins, a by-election will be held on Saturday October 15th with nominations being received during the seven days ending 4.00pm on Friday September 30th. The successful candidate will serve out the term of office which ends on December 31st 2024.
A general election to elect five Members in place of those whose four-year term expires at the end of the year will be held on Saturday November 26th with nominations open during the seven days ending 4.00pm on Friday November 11th.
A plebiscite election to nominate two of the 10 States Members to represent the Island at the Guernsey States of Deliberation will be held on Saturday December 10th with nominations being received during the seven days ending 4.00pm on Friday November 25th.
The Polling Station for all of these elections is at the Island Hall, open for voting on the respective days between 9.30am and 6.30pm. Residents are reminded that they must register on the electoral role in order to vote, even if they have registered in previous years. For those off-island on an election day, postal or proxy application forms can be obtained from the Office of the Chief Executive.
Announcing the dates at the States meeting on August 24th, Policy & Finance Chairman Ian Carter made a plea for would-be candidates to come forward. He said: “I would urge as many of members of the community who are eligible to consider committing to this public service to the Island and suggest that they talk to existing and former States Members or the Returning Officer about the role, what it involves, the time commitment and the qualities that are useful in fulfilling that role.”
Kath Jones, Chief Executive and Returning Officer said: “It’s really important all those eligible to vote use the opportunity to do so. For those considering standing for election there will be more information made available shortly about how Government works its relationships and responsibilities.”