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.
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.
Find your candidates
Looking for the candidates standing in your area? Enter your postcode to view a list. Your candidates will be available a few weeks before polling day.