30,000+ Registered To Vote

1st March 2016

More than 30,000 people have registered to vote in Guernsey’s election in April.

That means more people have signed up to vote than they did before the last election in 2012.

The final administrative checks and procedures are still being done, but the the approximate final figures of eligible voters who have registered is 30,320.

Split into districts, the Vale has the most registered voters, while St Peter Port South has the least:

Vale:- 5,125

St Sampson’s:- 4,503

St Peter Port North:- 4,059

St Peter Port South:- 3,267

Castel:- 4,469

West:- 4,292

South East:- 4,605

The Registrar General of Electors Mark De Garis says he is pleased:

‘The My Vote, My Voice campaign was launched in September and during the preceding six months our Election Team have worked tirelessly to promote the registration process.

‘We haven’t shied away from seeking to engage with people who have appeared disengaged with politics and the team expended a huge effort  through numerous roadshows and other proactive sign-up initiatives.

‘Given those challenges I am pleased with the final total, although I would clearly wish that all 49,500 people eligible to register on the roll had chosen to do so.

‘I would like to publicly thank the team and all those who have supported the campaign.’

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