Posted: Sun 29th May 2016

Have You Received Your Voting Guide? – You Can’t Miss It!

This article is old - Published: Sunday, May 29th, 2016

With the EU referendum fast approaching, Powys County Council is urging residents to register to vote by the 7 June deadline, and to check the Electoral Commission’s voting guide for advice on how to take part. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Voters that are already registered to vote are being reminded that they do not need to register again for the EU Referendum on 23 June. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will take place on Thursday 23 June 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The guide, which was delivered to every UK household over the past week and is, contains important information for voters in Welsh and English on how to register to vote, how to cast your vote, and arguments from the lead campaigners for the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ side. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jeremy Patterson, Electoral Registration Officer for Powys, said: “Now that voters in Powys have received the voting guide from the Electoral Commission, we hope people feel confident about taking part in the referendum on 23 June. Anyone that hasn’t received a copy can view it online at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Don’t forget that you won’t be able to have a say if you haven’t registered to vote by the 7 June deadline, so I’d encourage everyone to get online now and register at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, unless they are already registered.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhydian Thomas, Head of the Electoral Commission in Wales said: “The referendum on 23 June is an opportunity for people to have their say on one of the key political issues of our time. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Voters have told us that they want accessible and impartial information so that they feel they can make an informed decision at the ballot box. We have sent our guide to every household across the UK so that as many people as possible feel confident about casting their vote on 23 June”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The guide is also available online in Welsh and English and has been produced in a range of different languages and accessible formats. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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