[how to get involved in politics]Young people in Pembrokeshire urged to get involved in local politics
THE residents of Pembrokeshire are being urged to get their voices heard.
And young people of the county are also being encouraged to get involved in local politics.
Households are currently being circulated voter registration details from Pembrokeshire County Council.
The annual canvass ensures that the local authority can keep the electoral register up to date and pinpoint residents who are missing out on the opportunity to vote.
Changes to the Electoral law in Wales mean 14-16 year olds and qualifying foreign national living in Wales can vote.
By registering, 16-year-olds can now take part in future Senedd elections and the upcoming Local Government elections scheduled for May 5, 2022.
“This is a golden opportunity for young people to get actively involved in their communities and prompt local action and change,” said Prof Laura McAllister, of Cardiff University Politics Department.
Cllr Mike James Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council, said: “This really is a step change for democracy in Pembrokeshire.
“It will allow young people to contribute to the public debate and help shape key issues like the environment; social provision and housing and issues that impact their everyday lives.
“It’s therefore important to capture these groups on the electoral register to give them a democratic voice.”
For more info: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/elections-and-voting