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Global News published this video item, entitled “Welsh election: 16, 17-year-old voters cast ballots for first time in Wales” – below is their description.
Marking ballots and history, young residents in Wales walked into polling stations Thursday, May 6, paper voter registration cards in hand. Over 70,000 new voters are able to cast their first ballot in the Wales election, after the country lowered the voting age to include 16 and 17-year-olds.
The Electoral Reform Society would like to see the voting age reduced across the U.K.
“We’ve really learned from going into schools, we’ve spoken to hundreds of young people over the past couple of years, and they are absolutely more informed and more excited and more engaged,” said Jess Blair, director of the Electoral Reform Society Cymru.
Crystal Goomansingh looks at how voters and candidates are reacting to this new age of politics.
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