Thursday 17-03-2016 - 16:35
Did you know that ‘Where do I vote’ was one of the most Googled terms on polling day 2015? This information has previously not been available online… until now.
Today, NUS Wales have launched a polling station location website in conjunction with Democracy Club, thanks to Welsh Government funding. The ‘Where Do I Vote’ website, which you can access here, will be an invaluable tool in the run up to the National Assembly of Wales Election on 5th May 2016.
Leighton Andrews, Minister for Public Services said
‘Students traditionally are less likely to vote than the general population and I have therefore funded the National Union of Students Wales, working with the Democracy Club to develop an innovative web-based tool for students, to help them find their polling station.’
Did you know that 1/4 of young people aged 18-24 were not registered to vote for the 2015 General Election? With the introduction of the individual electoral register, this could lead to even more people dropping off the register.
Beth Button, President NUS Wales said
‘With the introduction of the new register, we are concerned that students living in houses of multiple occupancy, away from home for the first time, will not understand the new system…
‘Voting can present its own barriers - if you can’t find your polling card, you may not know where you should vote. Students unfamiliar with their local area will find this website invaluable. Investment into digital solutions is important when engaging generations who have been brought up using technology…’
Visit the ‘Where do I vote website?’ for more information @ http://wheredoivote.wales