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Voting registration deadline approaching

 
Created on 16/05/2017 @ 07:28
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Voters have until Monday, May 22 to make sure that they are registered for next month’s General Election, Powys County Council has said.

Anyone who was registered to vote at the EU Referendum or the local elections earlier in May do not need to re-register, unless they have moved, in order to vote in next month’s General Election.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote or to apply or change existing absent voting arrangements is 5pm on Tuesday, May 23.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote, where a voter nominates a trusted person to cast a vote on their behalf, is 5pm on Wednesday, May 31.

Jeremy Patterson, Powys County Council’s Chief Executive and Returning Officer, said: “We want to make sure that no-one misses out on their right to take part in these elections just because they aren’t registered to vote.

“The countdown to the election is now on, and voters only have until May 22 to make sure they are registered. Some people think that you are automatically registered once you pay council tax, but that isn’t the case.

“If you’re not registered, then you can’t vote.”

If you’re not sure whether you are on the electoral register or would like to be sent a registration form, contact the council’s Electoral Registration Team on 01597 826202 or visit www.gov.uk/registertovote where you can register online.


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