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Jersey’s political system

Jersey is a British Crown Dependency, fully responsible for its own internal affairs and with considerable responsibility for external relations. It is a parliamentary democracy with a single chamber Parliament, the States Assembly, and a Government comprising a...

Jersey’s constitution

Jersey is not a sovereign state, wholly responsible for its own affairs. Rather, it is a British Crown Dependency, with the British Government able to exercise powers over the Island. In practice, Jersey is responsible for its own internal affairs and also for...

Jersey’s 2022 general election

Jersey is a British Crown Dependency, with full internal self-government. The basic features of its political system are very long established. The Island’s 12 parishes have existed in their present form for nearly 1,000 years and have been the basis of the political...

Election turnout in Jersey

Election turnout in Jersey has averaged 44%, one of the lowest figures in the world. The position largely reflects an unwillingness to vote but also to a limited extent electoral arrangements. This paper sets out and analyses the available data on turnout and reasons...