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Still time to register to vote in upcoming elections

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6 April 2022

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With just over a week to go until the voter registration deadline for next month's local elections, anyone wanting to vote must make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on 14 April. You can apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes just five minutes.

On Thursday 5 May voters will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level. This year residents in Powys will be voting to select councillors, who represent their local area and residents, and contribute to the development of policies in areas such as transport, social care and housing.

Powys Returning Officer, Dr Caroline Turner, said "With just over a week to go, time is running out to make sure you can take part in these local elections. They are an important opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Powys.

"If you have recently turned 16 or moved home, it is particularly important to make sure you are correctly registered to vote.

"In order to be able to vote, residents must be on the electoral register. Registering is easy and only takes five minutes.

"If you're not registered by midnight 14 April, you won't be able to take part."

People can choose to vote in a number of ways - in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 19 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 26 April.

For information on elections in their area, how to register to vote, or how to apply to vote by post or by proxy, voters can visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.  This page will continue to be updated ahead of the polls.