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Can I Get Involved In May 2016's Assembly Election As A Young Person?

Posted by G123 from Cardiff - Published on 05/02/2016 at 16:39
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  • Wales 2016

Today marked the launch of 'Wales 2016', hosted by www.yourassembly.org.

The event was put on at the Senedd (the main public building of the National Assembly) to reach out to young people and get them involved with the Assembly Election in May 2016. 

Around £16 billion is spent in Wales each year on things that affect young people's day-to-day lives, this can include health and education.

However, only 41% of the country ever turns out to vote.

Wales 2016 is providing information for young people and children who are too young to vote on how to get involved with the upcoming election.

So, what can you do?

To vote, you have to be 18 years or older on the day of the vote. But, even if you're under 18, you can sign up to http://bitetheballot.co.uk/get-involved/

Once you have signed up, you can organise a registration drive in your community - this just means that you can be involved in inspiring and informing others to vote - then share your event and the outcomes, and then you will be recognised as a Level 1 Community Changemaker. Yes, potential employers, to colleges and universities will recognise that.

The event today was delivered in partnership with NUS Wales, Youth Cymru and the Electoral Commission.

And theSprout was there (with the charity that helps run us, ProMo-Cymru)...


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