Analysis of the Extension of the Electoral Review Franchise on the Electoral Review Programme 2017


The Commission was asked in the revised Remit Letter 2018/19 to provide an analysis of the effects of the extension of the electoral franchise and to consider the possible impact of such extension on the Commission’s electoral reviews.

The proposals to be put before the Senedd are to extend the local government franchise to include foreign nationals not presently eligible to vote and to lower the voting age to 16.

The report below provides the Commission's analysis and conclusions. The Report was submitted to Welsh Government in December 2018.

This document is available in Welsh.