Welsh bill would allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in local elections

Welsh bill would allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in local elections
 

A bill is being introduced that would give the vote to 16- and 17-year-olds in many elections in Wales and empower local authorities to decide which voting system they use.
The Labour-led Welsh government said the planned changes would be the biggest in the Welsh electoral system since the voting age was reduced to 18 in the UK half a century ago. They come as a bill to reduce the voting age to 16 for Welsh assembly elections nears the end of its journey through the Senedd.
Julie James, the minister for housing and local government, said: “We believe in strong local government. We want it... read more

 
18 November 2019 in World News, Views: 208
Source: Guardian
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