Thousands of people in Guernsey have signed up to the electoral roll just weeks after it opened.

There have already been 3,000 online registrations with over 5,000 paper forms still to be processed.

Guernsey's government say they are on track for 10,000 registrations in the first ten days of being open.

It is for next year's general election which will be the first fully island-wide ballot, after islanders voted for it in a referendum last year.

The Lead Election Officer has said it is an incredible response in such a short space of time from when the application process opened.

Many of the submissions we’re getting are in paper form, and while receiving lots of those is a nice problem to have, we would encourage people to use the online option to help us speed up the process of getting all the submissions processed. The online option is very quick and easy to use.

David Mullins, Guernsey's Lead Election Officer

Anyone wanting to register online can do so at election2020.gg.

The electoral roll will remain open until the 30th April.