Kent Youth County Council elections

2019/ 2020 election

Voting is closed for the Kent Youth County Council district candidates.

Find out who your 2020 KYCC members are

KYCC campaign on 3 issues per year as decided during the KYCC elections.

From within KYCC we elect 7 young people to represent Kent nationally at UK Youth Parliament. Members of Youth Parliament attend national meetings to develop their campaigns across the UK and have an annual debate in the House of Commons.

View and download our registering for elections and KYCC election voting process presentations.

Stand as a candidate

Once elected, deputy members will stand for 1 year whilst elected members will stand for 2 years.

Registrations to stand as a candidate closed 15 October 2019.

Polling stations

All secondary schools and youth organisations working with 11 – 19 years olds can register as a polling station for the elections.

Once registered, polling stations can decide how they want to carry out the elections, however we will provide information and case studies on what has worked well before. Polling stations can register to carry out the election online or via a paper ballot. We will deliver all election materials including manifesto posters and ballot papers the week before the election and then collect completed ballots from you on Monday 25 November 2019, when the elections have finished.

Registrations to become a polling station closed 15 October 2019.

For more information please email kycc@kent.gov.uk.

Election issues 2019/20

A curriculum to prepare us for life: schools should teach more life skills in PSHE including finance, budgeting, first aid, politics and relationships and sex education.

Bullying: more support should be provided to tackle bullying behaviour. Improve education for young people on internet safety.

Environmental awareness: more needs to be done to reduce plastic and lower emissions. We need to increase recycling and improve how our communities look. We need to improve our environment.

Equality for all young people: education in schools and communities to tackle racism and other forms of discrimination, including LGBTQ+.  Celebrate diversity and improve accessibility for disabled young people.

Improve public transport: make public transport safer, improve behaviour on buses and the service young people receive. Make public transport more affordable.

Make Kent a safe place for young people: provide more safe places for young people to go e.g. youth clubs, parks and sports facilities. Tackle crimes against young people and do more to prevent young people getting involved in crime.

Mental health: services should be improved. We should all learn about mental health at schools and communities. We should learn how to maintain good health and wellbeing and become resilient. Improved access to mental health services for young people.

More education about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND): educate everyone is SEND issues so that people with educational needs and disabilities are more included in society.

Votes at 16: work to campaign and bring down the voting age to 16 years of age.