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Extent: Jersey
Updated 7 January 2020

Words you may need to know


Referendum - a vote by the whole of an electorate on a specific question or questions put to it by a government or similar body


Approved - agreed


Electoral Register - a list of people who have registered to vote in an election


Election - the process of choosing somebody or of being chosen by vote


1  The Referendum (Jersey) Law, 2002 was approved by the States on 18th June 2002 and came into force on the 15th November 2002.

2  The States may by Act resolve that a referendum be held on any matter.

3  A person is entitled to vote in the referendum if, at midday 21 days before the date of the referendum, their name is on the Electoral Register.

4  The Law can be viewed on the States of Jersey Legal Information Board website :