Your Voice Matters - Vote 16

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17 March 2021

Image of vote 16 graphic - EngPowys youngsters are being reminded that If they are 16 or 17 years old in May 2021, they can vote for the first time in the Senedd Election.

This is their first opportunity to choose who represents them in the Senedd and who will put their voice and views forward. But to vote on May 6 you must register to vote by April 19.

Anyone aged 16 and over living in Wales - including qualifying foreign nationals - can register to vote in this year's Senedd Elections to have a say on issues affecting Wales such as education, healthcare, housing, environment, economy and the Welsh Language.

Powys 16 and 17 year olds who register to vote will be able to take part in a prize draw for one of two iPhone 11s. Senedd Election 2021 Prize Draw - Powys County Council

The Police and Crime Commissioner elections are different, and only those aged over 18 are eligible to vote - however, 16 and 17-year-olds can register now so they can use their vote when they turn 18.

Powys County Council is working with other councils and the Electoral Commission to ensure that everyone can vote safely in the May 6 elections in line with Covid-19 safety guidance.

You have the option to sign-up for postal voting so they can cast their vote from home ahead of polling day.

Anyone who wishes to vote in person at a polling station can be reassured that strict safety procedures will be in place to allow them to vote safely.

Further information about the coming elections is available at:

Find out about upcoming elections - Powys County Council

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