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Friday, 4 April 2014
"Pre-poll Voting? Ram It You Scum!"
Jersey election 2014: Move to extend pre-poll voting
Voting is a government franchise!!!
Black’s Law Dictionary;
Franchise. A special privilege to do certain things conferred
by government on individual or corporation, and
which does not belong to citizens generally of common
Elective franchise. The right of suffrage; the right or
privilege of voting in public elections.
Pre-poll voting may be offered in out-of-town locations in a bid to improve turnout at States elections in Jersey.
It is one of a number of suggestions put forward by the Privileges and Procedures Committee.
Currently pre-polling occurs for about three weeks before an election, but only in St Helier on weekdays.
The committee wants to start offering pre-polling at three locations on Saturdays before elections to help those who live and work out of town.
Opening the polling stations is expected to cost about £10,000.
Other proposals include extending the amount of time islanders have to register to vote before an election and allowing prisoners on remand to vote by pre-poll.
The committee also considered whether holding elections on a weekend or bank holiday would encourage more people to vote, but found no evidence it would make any difference.
If approved the changes would come into effect from January - after the next general election in October.