Are you ready for the Senedd and Police and Crime Commissioner elections?
11 February 2021
Households in Neath Port Talbot are being asked to check electoral records following changes to who is eligible to register to vote, as preparations continue for a May 6th polling day.
On Thursday 6 May 2021, Senedd and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Wales are currently scheduled to take place.
Prior to the spring elections the Electoral Registration Officer will be writing to all households across the County Borough asking them to check their registration details and encourage those people who may be missing from the register to apply.
Karen Jones, Electoral Registration Officer for Neath Port Talbot said: “By sending a letter to all households showing who is registered to vote at a particular address enables us to check that the electoral register is as up to date as possible prior to the May elections.”
“If all the information is correct, each household needs to do anything.”
“If someone is not included then they will need to register and the quickest and easiest way to do this is online via www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”
Mrs. Jones added: “This is also the first time in Wales that 16 and 17 year olds and qualified foreign citizens can vote in Senedd elections and I am particularly keen to ensure that all eligible electors don’t lose the chance to have their say and cast their vote.”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic voters may also wish to consider their voting options particularly if they are vulnerable, shielded, isolating or cannot make it to a polling station for reasons of mobility.
For electors who may be considering voting by post or by proxy (someone you trust on your behalf) you can find more information and download an application form from www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.
Apply early and vote from the comfort of your home.