The latest news and commentary from the Electoral Reform Society.

Survey results add weight to argument for Votes at 16

When reformers argue in favour of extending the vote to 16 and 17-year-olds, they often do so by stating what other things those within that bracket are already doing (paying taxes, driving etc.)  For many people these arguments will ring true – but for...

Posted 22 Jan 2018

young voters

Citizenship education paves the way for votes at 16

With Wales looking to equalise their voting age with Scotland for local elections at 16, we asked our work experience student Carla to explain what impact the citizenship education classes she’d recent completed would have...

Posted 19 Jul 2017

young voters

An exciting time to join ERS Cymru

As she joins us as the new Director of ERS Cymru, Jess Blair sets out the challenges and opportunities for deepening Welsh democracy. In the last twelve months the political landscape across the world has...

Posted 14 Mar 2017

Scotland leads the way on votes at 16

Yesterday, two very different things happened around the same issue in Scotland and England. At 4:22pm in Westminster, during a debate on the EU Referendum Bill, MPs voted 310-265 against giving 16 and 17 year...

Posted 19 Jun 2015

Votes at 16