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What happens after I vote?

Things are changing a bit this year because of Covid.

The staff at your local council will tally up all the votes and do the weird maths needed to work out the regional seats.

We should find out who’s won which seats at the Senedd by the end of Friday, 7 May.

Sometimes they have to count them twice if the results are close.

The Senedd building in Cardiff Bay

Even then, it won’t be completely obvious who’s going to be running the Welsh Government for a little while.

It’s quite likely that no party will win an overall majority.

There will be a bit of toing and froing as the different parties negotiate over what happens next. But within a month we’ll have a First Minister and Welsh Government in place, ready to deliver the promises they made.

And if you don’t think they are doing enough, quickly enough, you can ask them why and hold them to account.

“It's time to vote! It's time to what? V-O-T-E, it's time to vote!” Lizzo

Get registered on

Register to vote by 19 April 2021. If you don’t register in time, you won’t get to vote in the Senedd Elections on  6 May, and you won’t get to have your say in your future and the future of Wales.

Head over to the website to register your vote today. It only takes 5 minutes!

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