Did you know that no matter where you were born, if you live in Wales and are 16 or over, you can now vote in the 2021 Senedd Elections? This is a big change to our democracy in Wales and provides thousands of new voters the opportunity to have their say.
You must be registered to vote by midnight on Monday the 19th of April. To find out more, or to register to vote, go to: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
So, how do you vote?
There are three ways to vote in the Senedd Elections on the 6th of May 2021: in person at a polling station; by postal vote; or by appointing a proxy to vote on a voter’s behalf.
Polling Stations – Voters attending polling stations can expect to see many of the protective measures with which they are already now familiar. Social distancing will be in place both inside and outside polling stations and all voters should wear face coverings.
Postal Vote – To apply to vote by post in Wales, you will need to download, print and fill in the postal vote application form. The deadline to apply for a postal vote for the elections is 5pm on Tuesday 20th of April.
Voting by Proxy – If you are unable to cast your vote in person, you can ask a trustee to cast your vote for you. To apply for a proxy vote, you must complete a form and give a reason why you can’t get to the polling station in person. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for the Senedd Elections is 5pm on Tuesday the 27th of April.
Your vote matters don’t lose it. If you’re eligible, please register to vote online at: www.gov.uk/regsiter-to-vote its quick and easy and will ensure that you’ll be able to take part on the 6th of May Senedd Elections 2021.