October 22, 2021

First with the Alderney News

November election dates announced

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Alderney will go to the polls to vote in five States Members on Saturday November 28, 2020.

The nomination period is November 11 to November 18.

A Plebiscite to nominate the two Members who represent Alderney at Guernsey’s States of Deliberation will be held on Saturday December 12.

The date for the Presidential election is November 14 with nominations closing on November 4.

Alderney’s Policy & Finance Committee also considered a draft Ordinance that would widen the right to a postal vote to anyone on the electoral register. This would bring Alderney’s rules into line with those in Guernsey.

In addition to proposing election dates, the Committee also asked law officers to draw up contingency legislation for elections in the event a further lockdown caused by an outbreak of coronavirus.

The legislation would cater for two possibilities – the election being deferred or a full postal ballot. Approved a draft amendment to the Government of Alderney Law: this would provide, during crises, a permanent basis for use of some of the emergency procedures which were needed during the coronavirus pandemic – these include remote participation in meetings, proxy voting and the opportunity for written comments rather than a People’s Meeting.

 

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