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Democracy Week 2022 begins

Democracy Week 2022 begins

Thursday 22 September 2022

Democracy Week 2022 begins

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Jersey’s third annual Democracy Week is taking place from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September. This is an opportunity to connect with newly elected States Members, both in-person and online, and for Islanders of all ages to engage with Jersey’s unique political system in a variety of fun, creative ways. As part of this, Islanders are welcome to:

  • Meet their elected representatives at informal Parish drop-in sessions or stop for an informal chat with States Members based at Brook Street Monday-Thursday, 12-2pm
  • Enter the Island Views poetry competition and/or participate in The Big Wander quiz which launched in August and remain open until midnight on Sunday 25 September. Winners will be announced and the prizes awarded on Friday 30 September, in the Royal Square
  • Sign-up to a free guided tour of the States Chamber, led by the accredited Blue Badge Guides
  • Attend or tune in to our online ‘Meet the Members’ Q&A next Tuesday to connect with and ask questions of elected representatives
  • Follow the States Assembly on social media to learn more about different States Members in our ‘Meet the Member’ video series and interact with democracy-themed educational content

Watch the new Jersey Youth Parliament discuss their campaign topics for the upcoming year

In addition, States Members will be delivering a range of activities in Island schools during the week, including Les Quennevais, Springfield, Samares, Beaulieu, Hautlieu, Plat Douet, St George’s and Le Rocquier.

Education Manager at the States Greffe, Molly Jehan, said: “We’re really excited to announce this year’s programme of activities. Following June’s election, our priority is to help Islanders of all ages to connect with their elected representatives and understand how to continue to use their voice to influence the future of Jersey. All activities are free of charge, with some great competition prizes on offer.”

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