Herefordshire Youth Council Election Week 2007
Help young people get a better deal in Herefordshire and cast your vote in the Youth Council elections.
Candidates from across the county are standing in Herefordshire Youth Council's annual elections this week from Monday 19th March to Sunday 25th March. Those who are successfully elected will take up the remaining 12 seats on the Youth Council. Another 11 candidates have already sucessfully gained seats on the Youth Council and will not be going forward to the public vote. This is due to lower numbers of candidates coming forward than was required.
A series of nine special 'Making Your Mark' events were held across the county around February half term for interested young people to attend. Candidates then put themselves forward and wrote up their own maifesto for display around the county. If you haven't managed to see them yet you can view the candidate manifestos on the Youth Council wesite.
How to vote:
If you are aged 11-18yrs old and live in Herefordshire you can vote! You must choose ONE candidate to vote for from Leominster & Wigmore, Ross-on-Wye, Bromyard and their surrounding areas. If you vote more than once it will be discounted.
You can either TEXT your vote or use a Ballot paper.
To TEXT: send yc (Leave one space) then the name of the candidate+their number (leaving no spaces) to 60003. For example "yc sarah83". The text will cost you the normal text rate with your provider.
TO USE THE BALLOT paper: Mark your ONE vote with a cross in the box next to the candidates name. Papers with more than one vote will be discounted. The Ballot papers can be found attached to the Candidate leaflets.
Where to Vote:
The Priory School, Leominster
The Minster College, Leominster
Queen Elizabeth High School, Bromyard
John Kyrle High School, Ross-on-Wye
Teme Valley Youth Project, Wigmore
or visit these Info Shops
The aim of the Youth Council is to provide a representative voice and ensure that young people are involved in influencing decisions, getting their voices heard and acting on issues that matter to young people.
For more information log on to the Herefordshire Youth Council website or contact Herefordshire Community Youth Service on 01432 383370.