Youth vote polls open
POLLS were opened this week for the first Welsh Youth Parliament election.
A total of 480 young people have applied to be candidates and more than 13,000 youngsters aged between 11 and 18 have registered to vote.
The polls were opened on Monday and young people across Wales are encouraged to cast their vote to choose their local representative.
The Welsh Youth parliament will give the country’s youth a completely new way to make themselves heard at a national level.
The 480 candidates will battle for 40 constituency seats across Wales.
With multiple candidates vying for each seat, Wales’ young will have the choice as to who they want to send to the Senedd to represent them. All the candidates have posted their details on the Welsh Youth Parliament website and begin their campaigning this week.
Anyone aged between 11-18 and living in Wales can register to vote and can do so up until November 16 with polls closing at 5pm on Sunday, November, 25.
Voting is done electronically and any device can be used to cast a vote once the voter has received an email with their own unique code. Results are expected to be announced next month.