Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Preparation for General Election already underway in Denbighshire

Although the General Election has yet to be called, council officials in Denbighshire are already working hard to make sure that all eligible residents can have their say on polling day.

Registration forms were sent to over 44,000 households in the County at the end of August and now reminders are being issued to households who have not yet confirmed or returned the annual electoral registration form.

Dr Mohammed Mehmet, Electoral Registration Officer for Denbighshire said: “We are trying to ensure that all eligible residents are included in the next Register of Electors. A general election can be called at any time, but must take place by June 3, 2010. Electors may find that once an election is called that there is very little time to register. Typically a minimum of 17 working days between the announcement of a general election and polling day.

“It’s simple to register, all you have to do is complete the annual registration form and you’ll be able to help choose the people that make the decisions which affect your everyday life. If the information on the form is correct, it’s even easier as you can confirm the information by using the telephone, internet or text registration services.”

“For some people, this may be the first General Election that they get to take part in and may be worried about what to do. You can find out more by calling 01824 706101 or go to www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.”

Kay Jenkins, Head of the Electoral Commission’s Wales Office said: “There’s a General Election coming between now and June 2010, If you’re not registered to vote, then you can’t make a decision about who represents you in Westminster. Secure your voice on the issues that matter to you now: it only takes a few minutes.”


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