Constituency members - Constituency members are elected using the first past the post system. The candidate on the ballot who polls the most votes is elected.
Regional members - Regional members are elected by a form of proportional representation known as the 'Additional Member System’, with electors voting for a political party. The method is clearly explained on the Senedd Cymru website.
Who can vote on polling day?
For Senedd Cymru elections, you must be:
Registered to vote visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Sixteen or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’).
A British, Irish, or qualifying Commonwealth citizen*.
A qualifying foreign citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who doesn’t need such permission.
Don’t forget that 16 and 17 year olds can now vote in Senedd Cymru elections for the first time.
Verification and Count
The verification and count of the Senedd Cymru Election will be conducted at local counting centres with the Regional Hub based at the Memo Arts Centre, 7 Gladstone Road, Barry, CF62 8NA, where the declaration of the final result of the election will be held. The process to be followed requires local declarations of the result in each constituency area followed by a collated overall result for South Wales Central Region.
There will be two count venues:
Memo Arts Centre
Barry Leisure Centre
Verification and Count Venues
Timetable of Verification and Count
The verification of the Senedd Election Cymru will commence from 9.00am on Friday 07 May 2021.