Youngsters have started campaigning to represent Dorset in the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP).
Ellie Lock and Chris Belk were last year's winners
Six candidates are competing for the two MYP places and their manifestos are on the county council website.
Last year 7,000 young people voted in the election which was won by Chris Belk from Christchurch and Ellie Lock from Weymouth.
Anyone aged between 11 and 18 can vote on the council website until 17 January - when the winners will be announced.
This year's candidates are Chris Hinde from Weymouth, Jessica Winter from Sherborne, Matthew Cox from Dorchester, Rosie Dunlavey from Dorchester, Zoe Bevis from Bridport and Chris Belk from Christchurch.
In their online manifestos the candidates promise to tackle such issues as transport, the environment, the need for more leisure facilities and more live music.
Zoe Bevis, 16, of Sir John Colfox School said: "I would be a good MYP because I am determined and used to getting my own way! (Where youth democracy is concerned)."
Jessica Winter, 16, of The Gryphon School said she was standing because "young people need to fight for their rights as citizens".
All candidates promise to listen and learn from their constituents.
The UKYP was launched in 1999 and sits once a year.