The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has written a report on the ‘over complicated’ nature of Jersey’s electoral system. The Election Observation Mission also said that the number of uncontested ballots undermines the principle that elections are fully genuine. They also said the same for the disparity in equality of voting across districts and low voter turnout across the Island.
The CPA which speaks out for parliamentary democracies across the Commonwealth, were based in Jersey from 5th until 18th May to make a full assessment of the electoral system.
On top of its recommendations for change, it did praise aspects of Jersey’s system, especially the work of volunteers on election day.