On 8th November the Lowering the Voting Age project team will present findings from the latest research project into the implementation of Votes-at-16 in Wales.

Making Votes-at-16 Work in Wales: Lessons for the future
8th November, 13-14.45pm, Online event
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We will present new original evidence from research with young people into their experiences of the 2021 Senedd election. The results explain what works to mobilise 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in Wales and what needs improving in future elections to get young people, in particular those from underrepresented groups, to turn out to vote. The findings will be reflected in light of new evidence from Scotland on young people’s participation in recent Scottish elections.

This new evidence is the basis for a joint discussion on which lessons can be learnt from this first edition of Votes-at-16 in Wales for future Welsh elections.

The online event will be opened by young people who have served on our steering committee throughout the project and the Counsel General for Wales, Mick Antoniw MS, followed by a presentation of research findings and comments from young people as well as stakeholders at the Welsh Government Local Government Democracy Division, the Electoral Commission, the Electoral Reform Society. The event concludes with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and discuss the findings of the research.

The webinar should appeal to politicians, political analysts, political parties, youth democratic representation and education organisations, civil society groups, and young people who seek to ensure the success of ‘Votes at 16’ in Wales in the future.

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