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Electoral law

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Elections in the United Kingdom are the process of choosing a member of a representative body or persons.

In the United Kingdom, depending on where you live you may be able to vote in elections to the House of Commons (known as parliamentary elections), to local government, to the European Parliament, the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, Senedd Cymru, for Police and Crime Commissioner and for local mayors.

On occasion, both national and local referendums are also held so as to ask a question or set of questions to the electorate directly.

The following pages focus on devolved Welsh elections (i.e. local government elections and elections to Senedd Cymru).

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05 October 2021