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Important letters arriving ahead of local government elections on May 5

COUNTY residents are being urged to keep an eye out for important information on the Local Government Elections in May landing on their doormats this week.

The Household Notification Letters relate to the upcoming Local Government elections to Pembrokeshire County Council and Town and Community Councils in Pembrokeshire.

The elections will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

The letters will ensure electoral records are correct, detail how to add/change any entries and urge those who are not registered to vote do so before the deadline of midnight on Thursday, April 14.

You can register to vote at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Please read the letter carefully and check the details are up to date.

The Council is particularly keen to ensure that 16 / 17 year olds and foreign nationals are registered to vote.

Following the introduction of new legislation in Wales, anyone aged 16 or over on May 5 and legally resident in Wales can take part in the elections.

These will also be the first elections to be administered on the new boundary arrangements.

Voters may be casting their ballot in a different electoral ward to the one which they have previously voted in. Some wards have changes while some remain the same. 

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Further information will be provided in the run up to the elections. 

Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm.

If you are not going to be able to go to a polling station to vote, you can apply to vote by post or proxy.

You can find out more information about voting by post and by proxy on the Electoral Commission’s website: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/

The deadline for a postal vote application is 5pm on April 19, 2022.

The proxy vote application deadline is 5pm on April 26, 2022.

You can find out more information on the upcoming elections in Pembrokeshire at: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/elections-and-voting