Your Vote Matters

Your vote matters, make sure you don’t lose it!

 

National, Assembly and Local Elections are more common than you might think and as shown in 2017 a Snap General Election is always a possibility.

This section of our website is designed to give you all the information you need to register to vote and as certain elections get closer any additional information such how to find your nearest polling station or key deadlines you should be aware of.

Elections are a decision-making process for the public to decide who will represent them whether on the Town Council, National Assembly or in Parliament. Everyone who is eligible – and registered to vote – gets to vote for the candidate that represent their local area referred to as a constituency.

The candidates standing for election are usually drawn from political parties, but can also stand as independents – make sure to read the manifesto of each candidate and each part.

Why not check out our Common Myths to Voting and Elections Jargon Buster.


How do I register to vote?

The easiest and quickest way is to register to vote online by visiting… gov.uk/register-to-vote.


How do I check if I’m registered to vote?

Every local authority holds the electoral register for their own area. There is no online electoral roll.

To check if you are registered to vote, you will need to contact your local registration office.


When are the next elections for Aberystwyth?

European Parliament elections are currently scheduled to take place in the UK on the 23rd May. There are 4 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) seats that represent Wales.

The deadline to register to vote in this election is on Tuesday 7th May.