Cornwall’s MYP Election under way and it is a record breaker

The elections for Cornwall’s Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP) are under way. Officially the election started on Monday, and will run till Friday 6th February, The results will be made public on Saturday 7th at election event at County Hall. This election event would be run like it is a general or local election.

I said previously, Cornwall Council is conducting this election electronically, with all votes cast online. The aim of voting online is to make it easier for young people to cast their votes. The team behind the election has done a fantastic job in getting all but a couple of eligible schools signed up and engaged in the process. I am really proud of the team behind this election.

So far, the team have issued over 32,000 individual voting codes. This is a staggering amount of codes issued. So it is looking like the 2015 MYP elections will be a record breaker with potential votes cast. It is great to see 19 candidates standing for election. Again, a record breaker. To vote and to stand for office, you need to be aged between 11 and 18.

I am certainly looking forward to the results event, but more importantly, working with Cornwall’s MYP’s in representing young people of Cornwall. For more information on the elections, including voting, and the list of candidates click HERE

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