From November 2014 – June 2015 we went to schools, colleges, universities and youth groups all across Wales to create a national conversation about young people’s thoughts on lowering the voting age. Use the links below to find out more about what we did and what people said:

The consultation

Our consultation called ‘Vote@16?’ gave young people the opportunity to tell us their thoughts on a variety of voting topics including: how they would like to vote, best ways to learn about politics, awareness of voter registration and do they think the voting age should be lowered to 16.

More than 10,000 young people responded to our consultation. Thank you to all of the young people for taking part!

Here are a selection of pictures of young people having their say:
'Vote @ 16?' / 'Pleidleisio @ 16?'


Coleg Cambria students gave their opinions in this short video:

Watch students from Rhondda schools give their opinions about lowering the voting age to 16:

Assembly Members also shared their views on the topic in this video:

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The results

The report was launched at our Assemble the Youth Conference on 15 July 2015. View the video below, read the full report or the summary infographic.

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Assemble the Youth

Young people discussed the report in workshops and got to question a panel of Assembly Members. View photos of the event:
Assemble the Youth, 15 July 2015 / Llais Dy Gynulliad, 15 Gorff 2015

Watch a video of the event below or view our TagBoard.

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