Guernsey

Guernsey election 2012 nomination period opens

Nominations for Guernsey's general election, which will take place on 18 April, can now be submitted.

Potential candidates have until 16:00 GMT on Friday to lodge their applications at the Bailiff's office in St Peter Port.

Candidates can choose to stand in any of the seven districts, regardless of where they live in the island.

All 45 deputy seats will be up for election for a four-year term, which will begin on 1 May.

David Robilliard, deputy registrar of electors, said potential candidates did not have to be on the electoral roll, but they needed to be nominated and seconded by people on the roll.

Nomination forms are available from the Bailiff's office or the parish constables' offices.

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