The move comes as part of the States’ e-government programme, and is aimed at making entry onto the electoral roll easier and more efficient. Currently Islanders must fill in and deliver a form to their parish hall in order to register.
Although the Senatorial by-election due to be held next month has come around too quickly for Islanders to take advantage of the initiative, e-Gov programme director Jonathan Williams hopes to have the software in place by mid-2017 in time for the May 2018 election.
He added that there was a lot more research needed before it could be decided to take the system further and allow Islanders to vote online, but that work had begun to enable people to make sure they were registered and eligible to vote.
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