Calling all parents, will your 16 year old make history?
Posted on : 22 Jan 2021
Do you know a 16 year old that could make history this year by becoming the first of those aged 16 and 17 to take part in the Senedd elections?
In 2020 the Senedd passed a significant new law, known as the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act. One of the most important changes in the new law was to allow young people in Wales the right to register to vote and take part in the Senedd elections.
This is a big change to our democracy in Wales and provides thousands of new voters the opportunity to have their say and make their voice heard.
Time is running out and those wishing to take part in the May elections should register before March.
How to Register
To find out more, or to register to vote, go to: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. It usually takes about 5 minutes.
You’ll be asked for your National Insurance Number (But you can still register if you do not have one).