Jersey voting proposals are limited to remand prisoners

  • 19 September 2013
  • From the section Jersey

Proposals for the introduction of prison voting rights in Jersey will be limited to those on remand.

The island's Privileges and Procedures Committee has published recommendations on voting reform, which will be debated at Tuesday's October States meeting.

It follows demands by the European Court of Human Rights to allow UK inmates to vote.

If approved only those on remand and awaiting trial will be given the right. They will be obliged to vote by post.

Other new measures being proposed include allowing live, online coverage of hustings meetings, sending polling cards to all homes and investigating the possibility of using computer touch screens in polling booths.

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