General Election 7 May: make sure you can vote
A national advertising campaign is underway to encourage voter registration
ahead of the General Election and Flintshire County Council is encouraging
local people to visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
On Thursday, 7 May voters will go to the polls to elect Members of Parliament
for the two parliamentary constituencies in Flintshire, Delyn and Alyn and
The Electoral Commission launched its national voter registration campaign
earlier this week to remind people to register by April 20. The television
advert can be seen here.
Colin Everett, Returning Officer said,
“Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible, otherwise
they will miss the opportunity to vote in the coming General Election.
You can’t vote, if you aren’t registered by 20 April. We encourage those who
have not registered to do so on-line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - it only
takes a few minutes - and for anyone who is in any doubt as to whether they are
registered to contact our Elections Office on 01352 702412
Recent research conducted by YouGov for the Electoral Commission found that:
· 21% of people who rent privately think they’re automatically registered to
vote if they pay council tax
· 40% of those surveyed think it is not possible to register to vote online in
England, Scotland and Wales.
· 69% do not know that the deadline to register to vote, with 13% thinking it
is already too late to register. When given a choice of five options only 32%
correctly identified the deadline as 20 April