Cymru heads to the polls...


Gorsaf Bleidleisio / Polling Station

BORE DA, it's election day...


This year's Senedd election is shaping up to be the most hotly anticipated and closely contested since the dawn of devolution.


Polling stations opened at 7:00 BST on Thursday (6 May) and will close at 22:00 BST.


The 2021 Senedd election will have an expanded franchise. Around 70,000 16- and 17-year-olds living in the country will be eligible to vote for the first time today. But figures show that some 35,000, or 54%, have not registered to cast their vote.


Foreign residents living in Cymru will also be eligible to vote for the first time, following the enactment of Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act in January 2020.


Due to the pandemic, this will be the first Senedd election where votes will be counted during the day on Friday, and perhaps into Saturday, rather than overnight.


Voters are required to abide by physical distancing and hygiene measures, and are also advised to carry a pen or pencil with them to the booth— although these will be available and properly sanitised.


Unsure about where to cast your vote? Use the widget below to find your nearest polling station (English and Cymraeg). (Credit: https://democracyclub.org.uk/)


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