Posted: Fri 11th Mar 2016

Register To Vote Reminder

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 11th, 2016

Swansea Council wants to encourage anyone not yet registered to vote to get online now to register. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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

But anyone who isn’t registered to vote won’t be able to take part and have their say. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The deadline to register to vote in these elections is Monday April 18. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It only takes a few minutes to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Alison O’Hara, Swansea Council’s Electoral Services Team Leader, said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible so they can have their say on issues that affect their day-to-day lives. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I’d urge people living in Swansea to spread the message amongst family and friends that it only takes a few minutes to complete the form and register to vote online.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rhydian Thomas, Head of Wales Office at the Electoral Commission, said: “It’s important that anyone who’s eligible, but has not yet registered, does so. It’s easy and quick to do online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Young people, students and people who move frequently are much less likely to be registered to vote so registering is as important as ever.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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