Elections that work for everyone

Closes 20 May 2018

Opened 5 Apr 2018

Results expected 1 Jun 2018


The Isle of Man has a proud tradition of democracy, being the oldest continuous parliament in the world and one of the first jurisdictions to include women in the franchise in 1881 and lowering the minimum voting age to 16 in 2006.

This consultation is part of the root and branch review of the Isle of Man’s election legislation and poses a series of high level questions on how elections should run in the Isle of Man.

To assist with the review and provide an independent viewpoint, the former Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators, Mr John Turner, has been engaged by the Cabinet Office to advise. A series of stakeholder meetings were held in November 2017 with Mr Turner and the Cabinet Office elections team to obtain views on the existing election legislation and how legislation should look in the future.

The following stakeholders were invited to attend these meetings:

  • Tynwald Members
  • Returning Officers
  • 2016 Keys election candidates
  • Registered political parties
  • Local Authorities and Department of Infrastructure

Why We Are Consulting

We are holding this consultation so that all interested parties have an opportunity to genuinely contribute to shaping the direction of this important future piece of legislation. 

Give us your views


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Elections & voting