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Nomination time for new Senators

States Assembly
Six Senators will be elected for a six-year term

The candidates in Jersey's forthcoming Senatorial elections will be formally nominated later.

According to island law, candidates must be nominated and seconded at a special meeting. They must also collect signatures of support from 10 voters.

Six senators, half the total of 12, will be elected for a six-year term in the ballot on 15 October.

The States Assembly, the island's decision-making body, is made up of 12 senators.

There are also 12 connétables (heads of parishes who are elected for three years) and 29 deputies (also elected for three years).

Last year a proposal to have a single general election day, when all States members would be elected, was defeated in the States.




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