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Electoral reform in local government in Wales, 18/07/17 [W]


The Welsh Government is consulting on electoral reform in local government in Wales.

The relevant provisions of the Wales Act 2017 on electoral and registration matters are due to come into force in 2018. The consultation looks at:

  • how democracy works in Wales
  • how people become eligible to vote
  • how they exercise their right to vote
  • how elections are organised.

Age to Vote

To vote in elections you must be over 18. The Welsh Government wants to include 16 and 17 year olds too.

  • You can view the consultation documents here
  • You can view the young person consultation document here

How to respond

Please submit your comments by 10 October 2017, in any of the following ways:

  • Post – Download the Response Form.  Complete and Return to: Local Government Democracy Division, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ

The closing date for the Consultation is: 10th October 2017