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The Youth of Pembrokeshire are having their say – Votes @ 16 on May 5

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL is supporting young people’s democratic education as this year 16–17-year-olds will be able to have their first opportunity to vote in local elections following the Welsh Government lowering the voting age.

Members of the Council Elections team took time out to visit schools across the County to raise awareness of the deadline to register and the importance of having your say.

The aim of the activity was to raise awareness of democracy, the need to register to vote in order to take part in the elections – and the importance of voting on May 5th.

Pembrokeshire County Council Chief Executive Will Bramble said: “This election is a significant event and having the opportunity to vote is really important, make sure you get registered so you can have your say – and I ask everyone who can vote to get registered so they can take their first steps into democracy.

“This is your opportunity to choose who represents you in the County Council and who will put your voice and views forward.”

You must register before the deadline which is midnight on Thursday, April 14 2022 at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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