Petition Reduce the number of signatures required on a petition for a response or debate.
Looking at the number of signatures required for a petition to receive a response or to be debated, I found the value to be astronomically high, unrealistic and in most cases unobtainable. I would like to see this reduced to bring more petitions which people strongly believe in brought to debate.
Jersey 2019 population = 107,800
UK 2019 population = 66,796,800
UK population is approximately 619.63x larger.
Jersey response = 1000
1 in every 107.8 people
Jersey debate = 5000
1 in every 21.6people
UK response = 10,000
1 in every 6679.7 people
UK debate = 100,000
1 in every 668 people
With equivalent populations Jersey would require 619,630 signatures for a response or 3,098,150 for a debate. Or in other words we need 31x the amount of signatures.
At 1,000 signatures...
At 1,000 signatures, Ministers will respond to this petition
At 5,000 signatures...
At 5,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in the States Assembly