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Every time the States Assembly meets, it makes decisions that affect all of us on a day-to-day basis. States Members agree on how much tax we each pay, and what that tax is used for.

They decide how much gets deducted from your pay cheque through the ITIS system; how much GST you pay in shops and when ordering online; and how much a pint of beer or a bottle of wine costs.

The States Assembly decides how much to invest in education, and how many hours of free nursery education each child has.

They oversee rules and regulations about car use, about how we use our road networks, and levels of parking in St Helier. 

The States Assembly also makes decisions that will affect Islanders for decades to come.

They decide on Jersey’s approach to population and migration; they will agree how we should look after our natural environment; and how a new hospital will help us look after people who are unwell. 

There are lots of ways  that you can get involved in politics and have your say in the decisions that States Members make.

But the first step is to make sure that the States Members who are making these decisions share your point of view, and will represent your views. You can only do this if you vote.

You can register to vote online, or by contacting your Parish Hall.