You can register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote.
To vote in an election or referendum in Wales, you have to be 18 years* or older on the day of the vote and you must be on the electoral register.
*Too young to vote?
You can still influence society, decision-makers and the people around you. Think about it:
- Has anyone ever influenced you in a conversation or everyday discussion?
- Have you ever considered joining groups like Cardiff Youth Council?
- Have you ever heard of Bite The Ballot (Tinie Tempah has…)?
- Did you know you can be heard at a national level by Welsh Government ministers and policy-makers by joining Young Wales?
Top Links & Videos
Your Vote Matters – Lots of easy-to-understand info about voting in different elections in the UK!
Your Assembly – “A dedicated website for young people to learn about the National Assembly for Wales.”
Other links & videos you might find useful
Operation Black Vote – works to ensure we have greater racial justice and equality throughout the UK. Their work includes voter registration, lobbying politicians, mentoring schemes and political leadership programmes.
TheSprout.co.uk – Politics – check out our magazine section on politics to see what other young people in Cardiff are talking about when it comes to voting, democracy and Brexit.
Shout Out UK – Youth news platform that provides young people with the tools necessary to engage in politics.
National Assembly For Wales – Your Vote Matters – Lots of info about elections for the National Assembly in Wales.
Role of the Assembly and how it works – from the National Assembly for Wales
About Your Parliament – Parliament’s Education Service for young people and schools
There are more ways to get involved than “just” voting…
Have Your Say – National Assembly For Wales – Info about how to influence the Assembly through petitions, consultations, events, and more.
Young Wales – be heard at a national level by Welsh Government ministers and policy-makers on important issues, like mental health.
Cardiff Debate – influence the future of public services (e.g. libraries, schools, parks, housing) in Cardiff.