The Island is living through difficult times. Many of the choices that States members must make will affect you and your daily life directly.
Think about it. GST, which levies 5% on everything you buy, the Island Plan 2011, which will affect what you can do with your own house and land, a Register of names and addresses which you will have to have your name on and which all States departments will use, new controls on housing and work. These are just a few examples of decisions which have been made recently which affect us all directly.
So how do we make sure we can influence the choices which States members make when they consider new laws and policy? The starting point is to make sure that the States members who make these decisions are the people who share your point of view, or who you think will represent you best. You can only do this if you vote.
So, get ready for the next elections! You can only vote if you are on the electoral roll, so register to vote now.
Chairman, Privileges and Procedures Committee