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A mention from the minister

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Yesterday Leighton Andrews answered the following question from Janet Finch-Saunders (Aberconwy):

How is the Welsh Government working with relevant organisations to encourage voter registration amongst young people, with particular reference to Aberconwy? (WAQ70028)

This is his answer:

Voter registration is not a devolved function but we have funded NUS Wales to run a project in conjunction with the Democracy Club to produce a website in time for the May elections which will enable students and others to find the polling station they are registered at. The project’s success is dependent on each Electoral Registration Officer supplying the relevant data. To date, Conwy’s ERO has not yet done so.

Good answer! And we look forward to Conwy sending their data to pollingstations@democracyclub.org.uk, after they read our guide to opening the data.

p.s. Check out a sneak peek of the project! Or the Welsh version!. It’s rough at the moment, but we’re working on it.