Polling stations open across Wales this morning as the people of Britain decide whether their future lies in, or out, of the European Union.
Polls will be open nationwide between 7am and 10pm today.
More than half of young people in Wales want the voting age lowered to 16, according to a National Assembly for Wales consultation. They received more than 10,000 responses, the biggest ever for an Assembly consultation, finding that:
- 53% want the voting age lowered to 16
- 29% want the voting age to stay at 18
- 79% think it's important for young people to learn about politics
The decision on whether to give the Welsh Assembly powers to change the voting age rests with Westminster, where a new draft Wales Bill is being worked on.
Megan Boot went to the National Assembly to find out why so many young people think a change in voting age is so important:
The Assembly's presiding officer has called for a debate on lowering the voting age in Welsh elections to 16 years old. Rosemary Butler wants youth councils and forums for young people to consider the change. At the moment you must be 18 to have your say.