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Neil Hamilton AM urges constituents to register to vote

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is calling on his constituents not to miss out on having a vote.

Mr Hamilton, is calling on residents to ensure they complete annual voter registration details so they can have a say in county, town and community council elections.

He said:

“Councils all over Wales are currently sending out canvass forms and it is vitally important people fill in the form and return as soon as possible.

“By completing this form your local authority will be able to keep the electoral register up to date and identify any residents who are not registered.

“If you fail to do this and, then you will no longer be able to take part in any future elections and your voice will not be heard on local matters.

“So, if you want to have your say, check the form carefully when it arrives and return as soon as possible.”

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Electoral Registration Officer, Ian Westley, said residents needed to respond as soon as possible, to make sure they have the right details on the electoral register for every address in Pembrokeshire.

He said: “To make sure you are able to have your say at elections simply check the form when it arrives and respond as soon as you can. If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear on the form.

“If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.”

People who have moved address recently are particularly encouraged to keep an eye out for the form and check the details.

Research by the independent Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered than those that have lived at the same address for a long time.

Across Great Britain, 94% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 40% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.

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