Posted: Mon 11th Apr 2016

One Week To Go! Register Now To Have Your Say On Thursday 5 May

This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 11th, 2016

With only one week to go until the deadline, the Electoral Commission and Conwy County Borough Council are encouraging residents to make sure they are registered to vote. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On Thursday 5 May voters in Wales will go to the polls for National Assembly for Wales and Police and Crime Commissioner elections. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The deadline to register, if you want to be able to vote and have your say at these elections, is Monday 18 April. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Conwy’s Returning Officer, Iwan Davies, said: “With only one week to go, time is running out to make sure you can take part in these elections in Wales. Our message is simple: if you’re not registered by 18 April you can’t vote. I’d encourage everyone in Conwy County Borough to act now if you’re not registered to vote and apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhydian Thomas, Head of the Electoral Commission, Wales said: “The deadline to register is on Monday 18 April 2016 so there is not long left to make sure you are registered and able to take part in these important National Assembly for Wales and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Wales on 5 May. Our research shows that the biggest reason people give for not being registered is moving house, with 2 in 5 people in Wales giving this as an explanation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Every household should have received our voter information booklet that has all the information you need to both register and cast your vote with confidence. Copies of our booklet can be viewed at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or ordered on 0800 3 280 280.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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