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WREXHAM CBC - FIRST AUTHORITY TO TAKE ELECTORAL REGISTER INITIATIVE

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Is your name on the electoral register or are you coming up to 18 and want to check your details on file? Well Wrex...
Is your name on the electoral register or are you coming up to 18 and want to check your details on file? Well Wrexham CBC's electoral department is taking its draft register of electors on the road to encourage more people to vote.

The electoral roadshow is part of the recent consultation paper 'Modernising Local Government - Local Democracy and Community Leadership' which emphasises the need to improve electoral arrangements. Wrexham CBC is at the forefront of these changes and we believe is the first authority to take this initiative.

Welsh Office minister Peter Hain has given his seal of approval to the initiative which will encourage 16 and 17 year olds to register so that they can vote as soon as they are 18.

Wrexham is committed to improving the electoral register and other issues like increasing voter participation at local elections.

Leading the electoral team is electoral manager Dwyfor Jones, who said: 'We will be taking the lap-top computer to the location and offering members of the public an opportunity to scrutinise the electoral register to confirm whether they are included in the draft register. If not they will be given a form to fill in to enable the officer to make the necessary alterations.'
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