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Turning 18

You might not think so but democracy affects almost everything you do, see or come into contact with every single day. It’s important you know who does what in Three Rivers, Hertfordshire, nationally and internationally.

For many teenagers, turning 18 is a big deal. It can also be quite a daunting experience with a whole new range of options and opportunities becoming available.

If you're a young person looking for information, help or advice, we've provided a rundown of links to pages on topics with everything from Elections and Registering to vote to Housing, Money and Travel. Click on any of the links below for more information (Note: some links will take you to external sites).

Registering to vote
To vote in elections you must be on the electoral register…

Elections: Voting at 18
In the UK, there are three different ways you can vote. How you vote is up to you …

Contacting your local councillor
Three Rivers District Council is composed of 48 Councillors who are each elected to serve for four years in their elected ward. Find out who your local councillor is …

Activities for young people
Find out more about activities for young people in Three Rivers …

Careers Advisers are here to help
If you're aged 13 to 19 you can contact a Careers Adviser for information, advice and support on a range of issues affecting young people …

Crime and justice
The different types of crime that might affect you and what happens when you report a crime or go to court …

Driving
Applying online for a first time provisional licence …

Health and relationships
Information and advice on how to stay healthy, eating disorders, bullying, coping with divorce and much more …

Housing
Get information about your housing rights and advice if you're thinking about leaving home …

Learning
Surviving school, studying and training information and how to apply for college or university …

Leisure venues
Three Rivers has a wide range of fitness and leisure activities for all ages and abilities …

Money
All your questions answered on tax, savings, benefits and managing your cash …

Politics and government
How the United Kingdom and the European Union are organised and run …

Sport and leisure
If you're at a loose end, get some ideas on how to fill up your spare time …

Work and careers
Work can be about your personal development and expanding your horizons as well as choosing a career path …

Young disabled people
Help and advice for disabled teenagers moving into adulthood and creating a Transition Plan …

Youth Council
The Three Rivers Youth Council meets three times a year and is open to young people aged 11-19 …