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Local residents to receive important voter registration information

Published: 07/08/2015

Households in Flintshire will have received a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for that address is correct as part of Flintshire’s annual canvass of households. The aim is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date, and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. With important National Assembly of Wales and Police and Crime Commissioner elections taking place in May 2016, this is an early opportunity for residents to make sure that they will be able to take part. Colin Everett, Electoral Registration Officer at Flintshire said: “Anyone that wants to vote must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say at the elections next year, simply check the form when it arrives, if your details haven’t changed you can reply by free phone, internet or by text”. If your details have changed you can update this information by visiting www.registerbyinternet.com/flintshire. Alternatively you can post the form back to us. Please respond by the 17 August, to save us money and we will not send you a reminder”. “If you’re not currently registered, we’ll send information explaining how to do this, or you can submit an application to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote” “It’s particularly important that anyone who has moved address recently looks out for this information to ensure that they are registered”. Rhydian Thomas, Head of Wales Office at the Electoral Commission said: “The annual canvass is an opportunity for people to check whether they’re registered. It’s essential for a healthy democracy that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to so, and that voter registration is easier than ever with the online system of registration.” “If you have changed address in the last year, it’s likely that you will need to register at your new address, so be sure to check the form as soon as it arrives.” Anyone who has any questions can contact the elections team at 01352 702412 or by email register@flintshire.gov.uk


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