- Whilst 67% of adults say they are interested in Jersey politics, those aged 55+ are more likely to have voted in Jersey’s 2018 General Election than those aged 16-34, with a 73% and 32% turnout respectively
- Half of 16-34 year olds say they aren’t interested in Jersey politics (51%) – this is significantly higher than the other age groups (35-54 28% vs 55+ 24%)
The top five reasons non-voters give for not voting in Jersey’s 2018 General Election are:
- Couldn’t get to a polling station (23%)
- Not interested in the election (11%)
- Didn’t know enough about the candidates (11%)
- Unsatisfied with the quality of the candidates (10%)
- Deliberately decided not to vote (9%)
The top five changes respondents suggest to make them more likely to vote in the next election are:
- Candidates who better represent my values and the things that are important to me (84%)
- Evidence that election representatives can make a real difference in the community (84%)
- Being able to vote online (69%)
- Ability to rank candidates on the ballot paper (from least to most preferred) (64%)
- Better access to information about the candidates and their policies (62%)
- 74% and 67% of voters and non-voters, respectively, agree that The States should do more to boost voter registration.
- A substantial proportion of voters and non-voters also say, 48% and 41% respectively, that a change to a political party system instead of individual candidates would make them more likely to vote in the next election.