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Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2020

Section 12 – Entitlement to be registered as a local government elector

19.Section 12 amends section 4 of the 1983 Act to specify who can be registered on the local government electoral register for the purposes of Senedd elections and so that the age at which a person is entitled to be registered as a local government elector is changed from age 18 or over to age 16 or over.

20.Section 12 also amends section 203(1) of the 1983 Act to include a definition of “qualifying foreign citizen”.

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