Young people in West Tamar encouraged to share their views ahead of elections

Local government vote counting at Albert Hall.
Local government vote counting at Albert Hall.

With less than two months until the local government elections, the West Tamar Council is using a new survey to engage young people below the voting age.

Conducted through the Youth Advisory Council, My Vote is designed for young people aged 10 to 17 that live in the West Tamar municipality.

Participants will be asked to name a concern they would like addressed by successful candidates, as well as how young people can be better represented, and what is needed to make West Tamar a better place for young people to live.

The survey will be distributed to schools in the region ahead of the local government elections and is also available online.

Mayor Christina Holmdahl said it was important to give a voice to all residents.

“Young people are part of this municipality and I think it is incumbent of council to hear what they have to say,” she said.

“We want to get as many as possible.”