With exactly four weeks to go until the next Senedd Elections in Wales, we’ve launched Understanding Devolution in Wales, a new free course on OpenLearn, the OU’s free learning site.
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1. 1999. 2. 20.26% voted yes (243,048 votes). 79.74% voted no (956,330 votes). 3. 50.30% (559,419 votes). The Yes vote was carried by a narrow margin – 0.3% (6,700 votes). 4. First Secretary. 5. 40 MSs are elected to represent constituencies, and 20 are elected to represent regions (each of the five regions elects four). 6. The Additional Member System. The seats are calculated using the D’Hondt method. 7. The Llywydd. 8. Tŷ Hywel, formally known as Crickhowell House. 9. The Welsh Youth Parliament. 10. 2003. 11. The Barnett formula, named after Joel Barnett, who devised it in 1978. 12. The UK Parliament. 13. National Assembly for Wales (Official Languages) Act 2012. The Act consists principally of amendments to the Government of Wales Act 2006, and provides that the National Assembly for Wales shall have two official languages, English and Welsh; and that they shall be treated equally. 14. 2020, following the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020 which also saw the lowering of minimum voting age in Senedd elections to 16. 15. Thursday 6 May 2021 between 7 am and 10 pm. The voter registration deadline is 19 April. You can also apply for a postal vote by 20 April, or a proxy vote by 27 April. If you need to, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote up to the day of the election.
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