Youth Voting Project 2019

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The RCT Youth Vote 2019 is your chance to have a say on which project area will receive 10,000 of funding!

Last year, 76 % of you said that there’s not enough education or information on how to vote by the time you’re old enough to vote in local and national elections!  67% of you also felt that you would like to vote at the age of 16. These stats suggested that the majority of you are interested in voting but may lack the confidence to do so due to not knowing what to do on polling day.

On July 11th, every school council in RCT will have the opportunity to run a polling station which will give you the voting experience to help prepare you for the real thing!. The vote will also run in youth clubs across RCT from July 8th to July 12th (dates and venues listed below).   

You’ll be voting on which of these project areas should receive £10,000 of funding:

  • Tackling youth homelessness in RCT
  • Exploring the fear of knife crime in RCT
  • Raising awareness and supporting positive mental health in RCT

The result of the vote will be announced on July 19th.

Polling Station Locations and Dates

Rhondda

Hope Church Rhondda Youth ClubMonday 8th July
Waun Wen Youth Club – Monday 8th July
Treorchy Youth Club – Tuesday 9th July
Ferndale Youth Club – Tuesday 9th July
Ynyshir Youth Club – Wednesday 10th July
‘Pop Inn’ Youth Club – Thursday 11th July
Capel Resource Centre Youth Club – Thursday 11th July

Cynon

Gwernifor Park Youth Club – Monday 8th July
Aman Centre Youth Club – Monday 8th July
St John Youth Club – Wednesday 10th July
Penderryn Youth Club – Wednesday 10th July
Penywaun Youth Club – Wednesday 10th July
The ‘Tin’ Youth Club – Thursday 11th July

Taf

Bryn Celynnog Youth Club – Monday 8th July
Tonyrefail School Youth Club – Monday 8th July
Ilan Youth Club Tuesday – Tuesday 9th July
Pontypridd Muni Youth Club – Tuesday 9th July
Llanhari Community Youth Club – Wednesday 10th July
Glyncoch Youth Club – Thursday 11th July
Garth Olwg Youth Club – Thursday 11th July
Hawthorn Youth Club – Thursday 11th July
Ysgol Llanhari Youth Club – Thursday 11th July

If you’d like to get involved in relation to the winning project area, please contact Andrew Burrows by emailing andrew.burrows@rctcbc.gov.uk or calling 07887450750.

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