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Information on how many 16-17 year olds held in secure accommodation registered to vote in the 2021 Senedd Election.

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First published:
12 May 2022
Last updated:


11 May 2022



ATISN 16283 – Young Voters

Thank you for your request to the Welsh Government for information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) received on 26 April 2022.  You requested the following:

  • How many 16-17 year olds held in secure accommodation registered to vote in the 2021 Senedd Election.

Our Response

Welsh Government does not hold the information requested.

In this particular instance, you may wish to contact Local Authorities as they may hold this information. I have provided contacts points below at Annex A to this letter for your convenience.

Next Steps

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:

Information Rights Unit, 
Welsh Government,
Cathays Park, 
CF10 3NQ 

or Email:

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office, 
Wycliffe House, 
Water Lane, 

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely


Annex A

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council -

Bridgend County Borough Council -

Caerphilly County Borough Council -

Cardiff Council -

Carmarthenshire County Council -

Ceredigion County Council -

Conwy County Borough Council -

Denbighshire County Council -

Flintshire County Council -

Gwynedd County Council -

Isle of Anglesey County Council -

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council -

Monmouthshire County Council -

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council -

Newport City Council -

Pembrokeshire County Council -

Powys County Council -

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council -

Swansea City and Borough Council -

Torfaen County Borough Council -

Vale of Glamorgan Council -

Wrexham County Borough Council -