RESIDENTS in Carmarthenshire are being encouraged to use their vote in the General Election being held on December 12, 2019.
Those who are yet to register to vote have until midnight on Tuesday, November 26, to sign up or lose the opportunity to have their say in the forthcoming election.
Acting Returning Officer for Carmarthenshire, Wendy Walters, is urging everyone to exercise their democratic right.
In particular, a call is being made to young people as Electoral Commission statistics show almost a third of 18-34 year olds are not registered to vote.
Those who have recently moved house are also being reminded to register to vote at their new address, with Electoral Commission data showing that only 36 percent of those who have moved in the last year have re-registered with their new details.
“You can’t vote unless you’re registered to do so,” she said. “It’s vitally important that everyone has the opportunity to have their say in this General Election. It is quick and easy to register, and as always our electoral services team is on hand to help anyone in need.”
Information about the General Election, details about how to register, how to apply for a postal or proxy vote, a list of Carmarthenshire polling stations, and more, can be found online at www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/generalelection2019
Further, advice can be sought if needed from the Electoral Services Unit on 01267 228889.
Follow Carmarthenshire County Council on Facebook and Twitter for information updates in the run-up to the election, and for results as they are announced.