Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

Nominations Open For Assembly Elections

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

The Notice of Election has now been published and nominations are being taken from today (Tuesday, 22nd March) for candidates in the National Assembly for Wales elections in May. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In Pembrokeshire there are two constituencies, Preseli Pembrokeshire and Carmarthen West / South Pembrokeshire. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Voting takes place on Thursday, 5th May. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Candidates for the two constituencies have until 4 pm on Thursday, 7th April, to submit their nominations to the Constituency Returning Officer in County Hall, Haverfordwest. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Nominations for the National Assembly for Wales regional list and for the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner election – also being held on 5th May – are required to be submitted to the Regional Returning Officer and the Police Area Returning officer in Carmarthen. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Poll cards are being distributed this week to those eligible to vote. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Those wishing to vote in the elections – and also the ‘In-Out’ European Union referendum on 23rd June – have to be listed on the Electoral Register. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The deadline for registering to vote is 18th April for the 5th May elections and the 7th June for the 23rd June referendum. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Householders can register online at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact the Pembrokeshire elections office on 01437 775844. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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