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Voting on 6 May 2021

Are you ready for the Senedd and Police and Crime Commissioner elections?

 On Thursday 6 May 2021, Senedd and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Wales are currently scheduled to take place.

This is also the first time in Wales that 16 and 17 year olds and qualified foreign citizens can vote in Senedd elections.

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

Apply early and vote from the comfort of your home.

It’s never too early to choose the best voting option for you.

For more information click here

Further Information and guidance from the South Wales Police Area Returning Officer can be found here

Further Information and guidance from the South Wales West Regional Returning Officer can be found here

Everyone is responsible for registering themselves. Even if you have registered for council tax or council services, this does not automatically register you to vote. If your name is not included in this letter, then you are not registered. You should go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to register. We can also provide paper application forms on request.

If some or all of the people listed in your letter no longer live at the address, or if any information is incorrect, please contact the electoral registration office so that we can update the register.

We are currently receiving a higher volume of enquiries than normal and the quickest and easiest way to contact us is by e-mail elections@npt.gov.uk.

Please simply provide us with your letter reference number or your full address and postcode and detail the alteration which is required. An elections officer will be in touch as soon as possible.

On Thursday 6 May 2021, Senedd and Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Wales are currently scheduled to take place.

If you are entitled to vote at the election, you will receive a poll card with more information in April.

This is the first time 16 and 17 year olds and foreign citizens can vote in the Senedd election.

You will also receive information on any other elections that may be happening on the same day and at which you can vote.

You can vote in the Senedd election if you are registered to vote in Wales, will be 16 years old or over on Thursday 6 May, and are:

A British or Irish Citizen, or 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.

You can vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner election if you are registered to vote in Wales, will be 18 years old or over on Thursday 6 May, and are:

A British or Irish Citizen, or 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

To arrange to vote by post or by proxy (someone you trust on your behalf) you can download an application form at www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter. To change any existing postal or proxy vote arrangement contact us using the details on the front of this letter.

REMEMBER: Due to the coronavirus pandemic you may wish to consider your voting options particularly if you are vulnerable, shielded, isolating or cannot make it to your polling station for reasons of mobility. Apply early and vote from the comfort of your home.

We collect information under the legal basis of a task carried out in the public interest, as set out in the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Senedd and Elections (Wales) Act 2929 and related regulations.

We look after information securely and follow data protection legislation.

The Electoral Registration Officer is the controller. They must have a policy document known as a privacy notice setting out how they process personal data. Refer to the privacy notice at www.npt.gov.uk/16130 or contact us to request a copy.