Don’t lose your vote in 2014
6:01pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
VOTER registration forms will soon be dropping through letterboxes across the Vale of Glamorgan and you are being urged to return yours as soon as possible to make your voice heard in the European Parliamentary elections in 2014.
Your local electoral registration officer Rebecca Light and her staff will be sending forms to households in the Vale of Glamorgan over the coming months to compile the electoral register. Those who have not received or have lost the form can call 01446 709748 / 570 or print off a registration form from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
Rebecca Light said: "Registering to vote is very simple. All you have to do is update the annual canvass form with the details of everyone in your household eligible to vote and return it to us as soon as possible. If your details haven't changed you can also reply by internet or telephone registration.
"It is important that you complete and return the registration form so you're able to take part in the upcoming election."
On your electoral registration form you can opt out to have your details excluded from the edited register. This will mean your details cannot be bought by individuals and commercial organisations.
For more information contact your local electoral registration office on 01446 709748 / 570, write to Electoral Registration Office, Vale of Glamorgan Council,
Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF63 4RU, or email
1. There are two versions of the register. The “full” version and the “edited” version. Everyone's details appear on the full version but individuals can choose whether or not their details appear on the edited register.
• The full register is used for elections and referendums, preventing and detecting crime, and checking applications for credit.
• The edited register is available for general sale and can be used for commercial activates.
2. To register to vote, one must be:
• Aged 16 or over (people can register at 16, and vote at 18)
• A British or qualifying Commonwealth citizens. This means Commonwealth citizens who have leave to enter or remain in the UK or do not require such leave.
• A Citizen of the Republic or Ireland or other European Union (EU) member states.
3. British citizens, Irish citizens and qualifying citizens of Commonwealth countries (including Cyprus and Malta) can vote in all elections. Citizens of other EU member states can vote in local government elections but cannot vote in UK Parliamentary elections.