Jersey voting proposals are limited to remand prisoners

Related Stories

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.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Jersey

Weather

St Helier

24 °C 18 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Stained glass of man with swordFrance 1 England 0

    The most important battle you have probably never heard of


  • Golden retriever10 things

    Dogs get jealous, and nine more nuggets from the week's news


  • Pro-Israel demonstrators shout slogans while protesting in Berlin - 25 July 2014Holocaust guilt

    Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support


  • The emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-SabahFreedoms fear

    Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • CastleRoyal real estate

    No longer reserved for kings and queens, some find living in a castle simply divine

Programmes

  • A robot which is due to compete in the 2014 RoboCupClick Watch

    Why robots from 45 countries are playing football in Brazil, plus other technology news

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.