31 May 2018

WYP it starts with you

Today marks the launch of the voter registration drive for a new Welsh Youth Parliament

People aged between 11 and 18 can register to vote in online elections to be held over three weeks in November.

The Assembly’s Presiding Officer Elin Jones said the body would allow children and young people to express opinions on matters affecting them.

Like the Welsh Assembly, the youth parliament will be made up of 60 members, 40 of them elected directly using an electronic voting system to represent each of the constituencies in Wales.

The remaining 20 will be returned by organisations representing various groups of young people.

Registry for Partner organisations is open, you can find out more here: https://www.youthparliament.wales/partner

Ms Jones said the initiative was part of Wales’ commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

You can find the key dates in the Wales Youth Parliament’s Timeline here:

Key Dates

For further information, please contact hello@youthparliament.wales or you can visit the youth parliament website: www.youthparliament.wales

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