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Reform of electoral law and practice

Peixoto Vale Gomes, Larissa, Downe, James ORCID: and Roberts, Manon 2022. Reform of electoral law and practice. [Project Report]. Cardiff: Wales Centre for Public Policy. Available at:

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Elections were devolved to Wales through the Government of Wales Act 2017. Since then, Welsh Ministers have embarked on a programme of electoral reform most noted by the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020 and the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021. These extended the franchise to 16- and 17-year-olds and qualifying foreign citizens for Senedd and local government elections, and provided the legislative framework for future electoral reform, particularly around automatic registration and the optional use of a different electoral system (Single Transferable Voting) at local government elections.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Cardiff Law & Politics
Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP)
Publisher: Wales Centre for Public Policy
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 February 2024
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2024 12:09

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