Posted: Mon 14th Mar 2016

Major Campaign Launched To Encourage Voters In Wales To Register Ahead Of Important Elections

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 14th, 2016

As a major national advertising campaign is launched across Wales to encourage voter registration ahead of the National Assembly for Wales and Police and Crime Commissioner elections, Powys County Council is encouraging local people to visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register to vote. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On Thursday 5 May voters in Wales will go to the polls to elect an Assembly Member and a Police and Crime Commissioner. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Electoral Commission today launched its national voter registration campaign to remind people to register by the deadline of Monday 18 April. In Wales, advertising will appear across TV, radio and online on demand video services. This is in addition to the work that is already being carried out across Wales by the Commission and partner organisations, which started earlier this year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jeremy Patterson, Electoral Registration Officer for Powys, said: “Time is now running out to make sure you can take part in these important elections in Wales, so I’d encourage everyone in Powys to act now if they’re not registered to vote. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhydian Thomas, Head of the Electoral Commission, Wales, said: “Our public awareness campaign across Wales aims to encourage anyone not yet registered, to do so as soon as possible. Our research shows that young people, students, and recent home movers are less likely to be registered to vote. If you’re not registered you won’t be able to have your say on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life in Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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