The official website for the States of Alderney

Elections & Electoral Roll

Alderney elects its own parliament. Elections are held for the positions of both President and Members of the States of Alderney. There is an election every four years for the President and every two years for 5 of the States Members. The elections for the President and members are held on different days. The people of Alderney on the electoral roll are entitled to vote.

  • 2020 Election Results

    • Ordinary Election Results 2020 pdf icon Ordinary Election Results 2020 [528kb]

      CANDIDATESVOTES
      CARTER Ian571
      GENTLE Kevin556
      JENKINS Rhys550
      KELLY Boyd398
      SNOWDON Alexander662
      WINDER Nick348

       

      Papers issued, including postal votes808
      Postal votes not returned0
      Spoilt papers5
      Percentage turnout56%


      The following candidates have been duly elected to serve as a Member of the States of Alderney until 31st December 2020:

    • SNOWDON Alexander
      CARTER Ian
      GENTLE Kevin
      JENKINS Rhys
      KELLY Boyd

       

  • Ordinary Election

    • States Members hold office for four years. Every two years an "Ordinary Election" takes place at which five (half) of the States Members are elected.

    • The date of an election is not pre-determined. In accordance with The Government of Alderney Law, 2004, the States of Alderney appoint a day, not earlier than the 14th November and not later than the 14th December in that year (or such other dates as the States may appoint by Ordinance) on which an Ordinary Election shall be held for the purpose of electing members of the States in place of the members whose terms of office expire in that year.

  • Presidential Elections

    • Every four years, in November of that year, a 'Presidential Election' is held for the purpose of electing a President of the States of Alderney, in place of the President whose term of office expires in that year.

    • If a casual vacancy occurs in the office of President, the States shall appoint a day not later than 3 months after the vacancy occurs on which there shall be held a Presidential By-Election, unless the vacancy occurs more than 3 years and 6 months after the day of the preceding Ordinary Presidential Election, in which case the vacancy shall remain unfilled until the next Ordinary Presidential Election.

  • Plebiscite Election

    • A 'Plebiscite Election' is held every two years to select two States Members to represent Alderney in the States of Deliberation in Guernsey. 

  • By-Election

    • A 'By-Election' is held if a States Member resigns. It will take place with in 3 months of a States member resigning or if she / he is near end of office then it will wait until the Ordinary Election

    • If a casual vacancy occurs among the members, the States shall appoint a day not later than 3 months after the vacancy occurs on which there shall be held a By-Election, unless the vacancy occurs on or after the 1st July in the final year of office of the member whose office has become vacant, in which case the vacancy shall remain unfilled until the next Ordinary Election.

  • Hustings

    • A Hustings is held at the Island Hall before every election. It is an opportunity for the electorate to ask questions of each candidate. 

    • The procedure may vary and is normally outlined in advance. Please contact the Presidents Office for further advice.

  • Who can register to vote

    • Voters are eligible to be inscribed on the electoral roll of Alderney if they are:

      • 17 or over (being able to vote from the age 18)

      • Have been ordinarily resident in Alderney for 12 months up to 15 October of the year in which inscription is requested

      • Are ordinarily resident in Alderney

      • Are not subject to a legal disability

  • How to register on the electoral roll

    • The electoral roll (sometimes called the 'electoral register') lists the names and addresses of everyone who's registered to vote.

    • To register to vote complete and return this form by 15 October of the year of application pdf icon Electoral Registration Form here [402kb] to the General Office. The form is also in the downloads section on this page. Copies are also available from the General Office.

    • If you move house or change your name you will need to tell us, otherwise your details will be incorrect. You can tell us by either emailing ceo@alderney.gov.gg or in person at the General Office.

    • A copy of the electoral roll is held in the General Office for inspection.

  • How to vote if you are off island

    • Residents that are registered on the Electoral Roll but will be absent from the Island on Election Day, have two alternatives open to them:

    • 1. Postal Vote
      Please note that voting slips cannot be posted until they have been printed following the closure of the nomination process.
      You can download a pdf icon Postal Vote Form here [159kb] or via the downloads section on this page or collect one from the Chief Executives Office.

    • 2. Proxy Vote
      These allow a relative or friend that is registered on the electoral roll to be nominated to cast a vote on your behalf on election day.
      A Proxy Vote form is available from the Chief Executives Office.

    • Applications for both postal and proxy voting must be registered with the Chief Executives Office at least two days prior to the election.

  • Information for prospective States Members candidates

    • Criteria providing information for prospective candidates for is available to download pdf icon here [280kb] or via the download section on this page.

    • Please be aware that when considering whether a candidate is 'ordinarily resident' for the purpose of becoming an elected representative the following factors will be taken into account:

      • Has Alderney been your main home throughout the whole period?

      • Do you have strong personal ties to your home in Alderney eg relatives, pets, etc?

      • Have you consistently been on Alderney more than you have been away throughout the period?

      • Have you had a pattern of residency that most of the electorate would consider you to be normally on Alderney?

    • If your answers to any of the above are no, or probably not, you would be advised to contact the Chief Executive before standing. There can then be a discussion on how your residency situation is likely to be regarded in the context of the law and seek to clarify your eligibility to stand.

    • A comprehensive guide providing information for prospective candidates is available to download pdf icon here [4Mb] and via the downloads section on this page.

    • The guide includes details on the rules for those considering standing for election and information on the role of a States Member.

    • A candidate needs to be nominated by a proposer and seconder whose names must be on the Electoral Roll.

  • Information for a prospective Presidential candidate

    • Criteria providing information for prospective candidates for is available to download pdf icon here [280kb] or via the download section on this page.

    • Please be aware that when considering whether a candidate is 'ordinarily resident' for the purpose of becoming an elected representative the following factors will be taken into account:

      • Has Alderney been your main home throughout the whole period?

      • Do you have strong personal ties to your home in Alderney eg relatives, pets, etc?

      • Have you consistently been on Alderney more than you have been away throughout the period?

      • Have you had a pattern of residency that most of the electorate would consider you to be normally on Alderney?

    • If your answers to any of the above are no, or probably not, you would be advised to contact the Chief Executive before standing. There can then be a discussion on how your residency situation is likely to be regarded in the context of the law and seek to clarify your eligibility to stand.

    • A comprehensive guide providing information for a prospective candidates is available to download pdf icon here [4Mb] and via the downloads section on this page.

    • The guide includes details on the rules for those considering standing for election and information on the role of a President.

    • A candidate needs to be nominated by a proposer and seconder whose names must be on the Electoral Roll.