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Young voters to quiz candidates

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The 21 candidates are vying for six senatorial seats

A special hustings has been arranged for the under 18s in Jersey who will be able to vote in the Senatorial Election next month for the first time.

The prospective voters are being given the chance to quiz all 21 candidates at the Hautlieu School hustings on 30 September at 1615 BST.

The meeting, arranged by senatorial candidates themselves, is open to all the island's 16 and 17-year-olds.

Six senators will be elected to the States on 15 October.

The school hustings is in addition to hustings which are being held in every island parish.

The States is made up of 12 senators who are elected for a period of six years and 29 deputies who serve for three years.

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