Posted: Wed 3rd Feb 2016

Deeside AM backs National Voter Registration Drive

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016


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Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant is backing Bite the Ballot National Voter Registration Drive taking place February 1-7.

During last year’s campaign a staggering 441,696 people registered to vote in just a week of community and online democratic action. With Democratic Audit UK revealing that as many as 10 million people in the UK could be missing from the electoral register,Bite the Ballot and its partners are hoping to better that figure this year.

The aim of NVRD 2016 is to target people who are less likely to have ever been registered, as well as those who are unaware that they may have recently fallen off the roll due to recent changes to the registration system.

The National Assembly is marking NVRD on Friday by launching its own campaign, Wales 2016, with an event to help the public, in particular young people, to find out more about the Assembly election in May 2016.

Every year, around £16 billion is spent in Wales on things that affect everyone’s day to day life, like health, education and transport.

Decisions about these things are made in Wales for Wales yet in the 2011 Assembly election, only 41.5 per cent of the country turned out to vote. The Wales 2016 campaign is being launched to encourage the people of Wales to register and turn out to vote on 5 May 2016.

Click HERE to register to vote.

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