The States of Jersey Electoral Commission will hold its first public hearing at the Town Hall on Thursday 21st June 2012.
The Commission, which has been established by the States of Jersey to make recommendations on the future composition of the States Assembly, will be hearing Islanders’ views on the current structure of the States Assembly and how they think it could be improved.
Islanders have been invited to write to the Commission to give their views on the number of States members; the classes of States member; their constituencies and mandates; and their terms of office. Commission Chairman, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache, said he was pleased with the response to the consultation so far.
He said: “The Commission has received more than 120 submissions since it launched its public consultation on 28th May 2012. This week’s public hearing will give us an opportunity to gather further evidence from people who have sent in written submissions and who wish to talk to the Commission about their views.
“Further public hearings are being planned, and we hope to hear from more Islanders who are interested in giving evidence to the Commission. The submissions that we receive are being uploaded to our website: www.electoralcommission.je and we hope that they serve to inspire debate and to encourage Islanders who have yet to submit their views to write to us.”
The public hearing starts at 10 am on Thursday 21st June in the Committee Room at the Town Hall and is open to members of the public who wish to observe the proceedings. Anyone who wishes to give evidence at a future public hearing should e-mail the
Commission at: email@example.com; or write to: Electoral Commission, Morier House, Halkett Place, St. Helier, JE1 1DD. Further information about the work of the Commission is available on its website: www.electoralcommission.je.