What the commission covered
The Electoral Commission was appointed by the States to consider:
The Electoral Commission published its final report on Friday 11th January 2013 and sent a leaflet summarising its core recommendations to every household in Jersey.
The commission was chaired by Senator Sir Philip Bailhache and the members of the commission were:
Mr. Colin Storm, Vice Chairman
Connétable Juliette Gallichan
Deputy James Baker
Dr. Jonathan Renouf
Professor Edward Sallis, O.B.E.
The core recommendations of the Electoral Commission were that the:
number of elected members of the States Assembly should be reduced to 42
Island should be divided into 6 large districts, each electing either 7 representatives (Deputies) or, if the Constables remained in the States, 5 representatives (Deputies)
public should decide in the referendum whether the Constables should remain as members of the States Assembly
decisions of the States to create a general election and to move to a four-year term of office should be affirmed
above recommendations should be put to the electorate in a referendum
A referendum on the commission’s recommendations was held on Wednesday 24th April 2013.
Referendum on States reform
Referendum on the States Assembly composition on gov.je website