Posted: Fri 18th Mar 2016

National voter registration advertising campaign kicks off.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 18th, 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 , Flintshire 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 has 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.

Colin Everett ,Returning Officer said:

“Time is now running out to make sure you can take part in these important elections in Wales, so I would encourage everyone in Flintshire to act now if they’re not registered to vote. Our message is simple: you can’t vote, if you’re not registered by 18 April. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes online – just head to www.gov.uk/register-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.

“Registering to vote is quick and easy to do online at gov.uk/register-to-vote but you only have until Monday 18 April if you want to vote in these important elections in Wales this May.”

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