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Votes may be island-wide for Guernsey election in 2012

Ivan Rihoy
Deputy Rihoy said there had been a big public response to the issue

The options for island-wide voting will be before the States of Guernsey within the next few months, says one deputy.

Deputy Ivan Rihoy, the States Assembly and Constitution Committee chairman, is confident changes can be made before the next election in 2012.

He said the consultation document had received the most responses of any other States consultation.

Deputy Rihoy said he was keen to capitalise on the interest islanders have shown in electoral reform.

Currently the island is split into seven districts to elect six or seven deputies in each, which combined with the two Alderney representatives make up the 47-member States of Deliberation.

Deputy Rihoy said: "We had thousands of people reply, which was fantastic.

"There were three options on that paper, which at this moment of time my committee will be putting those three options forward.

"The States will hopefully fall down on one of those then we can come back with far more detail."

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