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Register to vote

Published: 14/04/2014

Householders are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the forthcoming European elections. In order to vote in the elections on Thursday, 22 May, an individual’s name needs to be on the electoral register. Citizens have until Tuesday, 6 May to register. There are a number of reasons why it is important to be included on the electoral register. Elections can be called at short notice and if you are not registered you will not be able to vote. Voting also ensures you have a say on the issues of the day while being on the electoral register can maintain your credit rating. Colin Everett, Flintshire’s Returning Officer, said, It is important that people use their right to vote and are not disenfranchised because they are not registered. People should not assume that they are able to vote just because just because they are registered for other things such as Council Tax. If in doubt , we suggest residents contact our Electoral Registration Team to check whether they are registered to vote.” Registering is quick and simple. Just visit: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk and print off a registration form. Alternatively, apply for the appropriate forms or check your name is on the register by contacting Electoral Services on 01352 702412 And you can still vote even if you are away on holiday by applying for a postal vote by 5pm on Wednesday, 7 May, or by a proxy application form (not postal or emergency proxies) by 5pm on Wednesday, 14 May. For more information, click onto: www.flintshire.gov.uk/european2014 www.siryfflint.gov.uk/ewropeaidd2014


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