The National Assembly for Wales is made up of 60 Assembly Members.
40 Assembly Members represent the constituencies of Wales - your local area - and 20 Assembly Members represent the five regions: North Wales, Mid and West Wales, South Wales West, South Wales East and South Wales Central.
Assembly Members carry out the work of the National Assembly for Wales; they represent the interests of Wales and its people, make laws for Wales and hold the Welsh Government to account.
The National Assembly for Wales is currently in dissolution until after the election on 5 May 2016.
Dissolution is the official term for the end of a parliamentary session. It occurs before elections to the National Assembly for Wales take place, as the seats of existing Assembly Members must be vacated before they can be contested in the election.
Throughout dissolution there are no Assembly Members and so there will be no Assembly business, such as committee or Plenary meetings during this time.
The Fifth Assembly will begin after election day on Thursday 5 May 2016.
Find out more about what you are voting for in Wales by visiting our election website: www.2016.wales