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Published: 10/02/2022

AdobeStock Election tick.jpegDon’t lose your right to vote and have your say in the County Council and Town and Community Council elections taking place on Thursday, 5 May.

Voting also ensures you have a say on the issues of the day while being on the electoral register can maintain your credit rating.

In order to vote in the upcoming elections, your name needs to be on the electoral register.  Check the letter that is being sent to your home to ensure that everyone entitled to vote is on the list.

Everyone is responsible for registering themselves – if your name or the name of another person residing at your address is not on the list, then they are not registered. 

To register, go to We can also provide paper application forms on request. Registering is quick and simple. Just visit: Register-to-vote-if-youre-living-in-Wales.pdf  and print off a registration form.  You can also contact Electoral Services on 01352 702300.

You have until 5pm on Thursday 14 April to register to vote.  You also have until Tuesday 19 April to apply for a postal vote and Tuesday 26 April to apply for a proxy vote.

Returning Officer, Neal Cockerton, said: 

“It is important that you check the information that has been sent to you, so you’re able to take part in the coming elections.  Please don’t assume that you are able to vote just because you are registered for other things such as Council Tax.”

You can vote in the Local Government elections if you are registered to vote in Flintshire and will be 16 years old or over on Thursday 5 May, and are: 

  • A British or Irish Citizen;
  • A Commonwealth citizen who has leave to remain in the UK or does not require leave to remain in the UK; or
  • A citizen of a European Union country, or a qualifying foreign citizen who has permission to enter or stay in the UK, or who does not need such permission.

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