One week left to register to vote for the General Election 2017

15 May 2017

With just one week left for people to register to vote in June's General Election, we're working with the Electoral Reform Society Cymru to encourage the people we support to register before the deadline on 22nd May.

At the last General Election around 350,000 eligible potential voters in Wales were not signed up to the electoral register, with students and younger people (under 35), people living in the private rented sector, certain Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups and those from lower income backgrounds among the least likely to be on the electoral roll.

ERS research released today also shows that the numbers of 16 and 17 year olds on the electoral register dropped significantly since 2013 - with many of those now able to vote in this election.

In Wales the number fell by 27% between 2013-2016, with the Vale of Glamorgan ranking one of the worst declines in the UK at -64%. These dramatic falls have led to serious concerns about how many young people will vote in June.

We always encourage the people we support to register to vote and teach them about the importance of making sure their voices are heard in elections. Over the next week, we'll be encouraging everyone we support to make sure they're registered before the deadline on 22nd May.

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