Reform referendum will go ahead
Islanders in Jersey will get the chance to vote on how to reform the island's government, after a referendum was given the go-ahead by politicians.
The public will be asked whether they'd like to keep the Constables in the States Chamber, or whether they'd prefer a single type of member, all called Deputies.
Islanders will go to the polls on Wednesday the 24th of April.
And now campaigns are underway for the referendum.
After two days of debate, the proposed set of referendum questions have been approved without change. A series of amendments all failed and the main proposition was approved by 37 votes to 12.
Reform Option A: Parish Constables will no longer be members of the States There will be 42 States members known as Deputies. There will be six large districts, each choosing seven Deputies.
Reform Option B: Parish Constables will continue to be members of the States There will be 42 States members: 30 Deputies and 12 parish Constables There will be six large districts, each choosing five Deputies.
Reform Option C: The current system will remain. There will be 49 States members from 2014: eight Senators elected island-wide, 29 Deputies elected in constituencies and 12 parish Constables.
If none of the options gets a majority - there'll be a single transferable vote, in which people's second option will be taken into account.