Register to vote
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.”