Advertisement

Old voting runles are being questioned

Adults who have a legal guardian or certain mental illness may soon be able to vote in Guernsey.

Currently adults who have a legal guardian and those detained in hospital due to mental illness can't vote in the island.

View all 2 updates ›

Old rules that prevent certain people from voting in Guernsey could be scrapped

Decades-old rules that prevent certain people with mental health conditions in Guernsey from voting could be scrapped.

At the moment, islanders considered under the care of a legal guardian or detained in hospital, aren't allowed to cast their vote at General Elections.

Current rules are based on laws drafted in 1948.

Now a committee of politicians is looking to change things - a move welcomed by disability campaigners in the island.

Our reporter Dani Crawshaw has been to meet one person who - if the law changes - finally hopes to be able to have her democratic say come election day...

More top news