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Overview

The Senedd represents the people of Wales. It has the power to make decisions in certain areas, known as devolved matters. This includes areas such as education, health, culture and some taxes.

The UK Parliament is still responsible for certain public services and areas of legislation in Wales.

Find out more about the Senedd

Electoral regions

There are 60 elected Members of the Senedd (MSs), and you are represented by five of them. One MS is for your constituency, and four are for your region.

The five electoral regions are:

  • North Wales
  • Mid and West Wales
  • South Wales East
  • South Wales West
  • South Wales Central

Who can vote in these elections

Voting in these elections

Senedd elections take place every five years.

Senedd elections use the additional member system. At these elections, you have two votes. 

With the first vote, you choose between candidates standing for election in your constituency by putting a cross [X] next to your choice.

Then, you cast a second vote to choose a political party to represent your region. You put a cross [X] in the box next to your choice of political party. 
 

Last updated: 14 April 2021
Next review: 12 April 2022

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