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Hamilton urges residents to register to vote

Neil Hamilton: Wants you to vote

UKIP’s Group Leader in the Assembly is urging people to make sure that their voice is heard on local matters.

Neil Hamilton AM, is calling on residents to ensure they register to vote in the forthcoming county, town and community council elections.

Mr Hamilton said: “It is vitally important that people do not miss out in the Welsh local elections and use their right to vote. No-one is automatically registered to vote, even if you pay council tax, so it is crucial to fill in the forms.

“Voters in Wales go to the polls on Thursday , May 4 to select new councillors to represent them and make the decisions with which they have to live with for the next five years. This is your opportunity to influence local decisions and choose who you want as your representatives.

“However, time is running out and anyone not registered by Thursday April 13 will lose their right to vote.

“It really is important and I urge all residents to register. In particular, I would like to see more young people being involved. In the referendum vote last June, only about 30% of people aged between 18 and 24 bothered to turn out to vote which is extremely disappointing.

“I would encourage everyone to act now and, if not registered, then apply on line without delay.”