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Information for election candidates is available online

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A GUIDE providing information for prospective candidates for the 2020 general election is now available.

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It includes details on the rules and important key dates for those considering standing, information on the role of a States member and links to relevant legislation all candidates need be aware of.

It also includes details of the support available to candidates from the States, which includes a printed booklet containing two-page manifestos from candidates sent to all voters, and online information on all candidates at election2020.gg.

Registrar-general of electors Colette Falla said this would help candidates.

‘This guide will give those thinking of standing in the general election a good overview of the key facts they need to know, from the formal rules around the process, to information relevant to being a people’s deputy,’ she said.

‘I would encourage anyone standing to familiarise themselves with this information so they go into the election period fully aware and prepared for what is involved.’

Prospective candidates need to be aware that in order to stand for election they must be registered on the electoral roll, which closes on 21 August. People can register online at election2020.gg.

An example of the nominations forms will be up from today, with the actual nomination forms going up online within the next week. It will be available to download from election2020.gg. This is a departure from previous elections where these forms were available in hard copy only immediately before the nomination period.

Candidates can only submit their form when the nomination period opens at 9am on Tuesday 1 September. It closes at 4pm on Friday 4 September.

The guide is available at election2020.gg.

In addition to the guide for prospective candidates, there will be two presentations held for those thinking of standing where the registrar-general and other relevant officials will be available to answer questions. These will be held at 6pm in the Cambridge and Delancey Rooms at Beau Sejour on Wednesday 19 and Wednesday 26 August.

Juliet Pouteaux

By Juliet Pouteaux
News reporter

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