Welcome to @TheStates
@TheStates is a guide to the States of Guernsey – here you will find out how the island’s government works, its history and about its voting system.
“I have pleasure in commending this clear and helpful guide that explains how the States of Guernsey has developed and how it works today.
“This initiative started thanks to the Ana Leaf Foundation, who has generously provided the funding for this extremely useful resource. Hayley de Putron is a trustee of the Foundation and her father in law, John de Putron, served for many years as a senior States member. I am sure he would be delighted, as I am, that students can learn more about our system of government.
“On May 1 2016, the structure of Guernsey’s political system changed and consequently the information within these packs have been updated to reflect these changes. Here you will read about the new States’ Committees, their responsibilities, and more information on the States’ constitution. This website will inform you about who can vote in a Guernsey election, the role of a Deputy, the Douzaines and much more. You will also find out about the Guernsey Youth Forum and how students can get involved.
“I hope you enjoy learning about the States of Guernsey. One day you may become a Deputy and help our island community.”
Sir Richard Collas
Bailiff of Guernsey
THE LIFE OF A DEPUTY
The primary duty of a Deputy is to act in the best interests of the people of Guernsey...Read more ››
THE STATES IN ACTION
Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside the States of Guernsey parliament?Read more ››
THE STATES OF GUERNSEY - OUR GOVERNMENT
In this section of the site you can find out more about the States of Guernsey Government's history...Read more ››