Voting

Around £16 billion is spent in Wales each year on things that affect young people’s day-to-day lives, including things like health and education. 

However, only 41% of the country ever turns out to vote. In fact, under half of 16-24-year-olds in the UK are even registered to vote.

To vote in an election or referendum in Wales, you have to be 18 years* or older on the day of the vote and you must be on the electoral register. 

Not sure if you are already registered? Contact your local electoral registration office – Wrexham’s is here.

In England, Scotland or Wales, you can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.

*Too young to vote?

You can still influence society, decision-makers and the people around you. Think about it:

  • Did you know you can be heard at a national level by Welsh Government ministers and policy-makers by joining Young Wales?!

Top Links & Videos

About My Vote – Lots of easy-to-understand info about voting in different elections in the UK!

Your Assembly – “A dedicated website for young people to learn about the National Assembly for Wales.”

Video: Wales 2016 – How your vote works (generally how the Welsh Assembly works) 

Video: How [UK] Parliament works in nearly 60 seconds 

Voting and Elections – Wrexham Council.

BBC Page (with video): How the European Union works

Other links & videos you might find useful

Registering To Vote – Common Questions – Electoral Commission

National Assembly For Wales – About My Vote – Lots of info about elections for the National Assembly in Wales.

Role of the Assembly and how it worksNational Assembly for Wales

About Your Parliament – Parliament’s Education Service (for young people and schools) 

Video: How the General Election [i.e. the election for UK Parliament] works in nearly 60 seconds

Video: The General Election explained in 8 minutes

There are more ways to get involved than “just” voting…

Have Your Say – National Assembly For Wales – Info about how to influence the Assembly through petitions, consultations, events, and more.

Get Involved – UK Parliament 

Video: Get Involved with Parliament

Young Wales – be heard at a national level by Welsh Government ministers and policy-makers on important issues, like mental health.

Your Voice, Your Wrexham

Bite The Ballot 

 


 

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