Our Vote, Our Voice, Our Future

163 days ago

Carmarthenshire Youth Council has launched its Youth Consultation, “Our Vote, Our Voice, Our Future on Monday 15 January 2024.

This initiative, which is supported by Carmarthenshire County Council, gives young people aged 11-18 years old the unique opportunity to have their say on issues that matter to them. During the autumn term, secondary school students were asked to share the two most important issues that impact their lives. Following their discussions, a representative from each school was invited to present their motions, with the top ten issues that were presented making it onto the Our Vote, Our Voice, Our Future ballot paper.

The carefully thought-out ballot paper created by Carmarthenshire’s young people will help shape conversations around what issues most effect their lives. Carmarthenshire County Council encourages young people aged 11-18 to get involved and vote using this link.

Our Voice, our vote, our future ballot 

The vote will determine the top issue amongst voters and will give young people an opportunity to work on projects and campaigns around this issue, making their voice heard across the county. Voting closes on Friday 23 February 2024, and the winning issue will be announced during the Carmarthenshire Youth Council Annual General Meeting in April.

Chairperson Lucas Palenek said:

We want to hear from young people from all backgrounds and experiences. Your input will help to shape the future of Carmarthenshire. Make sure you share with all your friends so that they can get involved too – this is your chance to make a real difference in your community, so don’t miss out.

Cllr. Glynog Davies, Carmarthenshire County Councils Cabinet Member for Education and Welsh Language said:

The Our Vote, Our Voice, Our Future Youth Consultation is an important initiative that allows young people in Carmarthenshire to engage with issues that matter to them. It is important for young people to get involved with local politics to shape the community around them. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students that are involved with the Youth Consultation and urge other young people to get involved where they can.