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New Bill Introduces Votes at Sixteen, 12/02/2019 [W]

The National Assembly for Wales Commission has introduced a Bill to the National Assembly for Wales, which will let 16 and 17 year olds vote in Assembly elections.

It will also make any other necessary changes required to allow 16 and 17 year olds to register for the elections and provisions to protect young people’s data.

The Bill, called the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Bill, will make a number of changes to the National Assembly and voting. The Bill proposes changing the name of the National Assembly for Wales to ‘the Senedd’, or where appropriate, ‘Welsh Parliament’.

The Bill also sets out changes to who can and cannot stand for election to the Senedd.

For more information, please visit the National Assembly for Wales website here.