New date proposed for Guernsey's election

Guernsey's General Election could be held on 7 October.

The first election using island-wide voting was meant to take place on 17 June, but had to be postponed because of coronavirus.

Next week, States members will have to decide the final date for when it can be rescheduled.

Earlier this year, Deputies voted to move the date back to June 2021.

However, with Guernsey having now returned to a 'new normal', politicians are keen to hold the election before the end of the year.

If the new date is 7 October, it will mean:

  • The electoral role would close on 21 August

  • The end of the term of office of deputies elected at or after the 2016 Election would be 18 October

  • The next General Election to be held after the 2020 General Election would be held in April 2025