During August and early September, you will receive a letter or form from us, asking you to confirm your details on the electoral register, so that when election time comes around, you are all set to cast your vote.
We’re urging all residents to check these electoral details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them.
Checking details like this is called the annual canvass. This is something we have to do every year by law and means that we contact every household in Wrexham to check the details we have for each property are correct.
If everything is correct it means that everyone who is eligible to vote, can vote, and now that more people than ever are able to vote in Welsh elections it’s important to make sure the register is up to date.
In Wales, 16 and 17 year olds are able to vote in Senedd and local government elections, which means that 14 and 15 year old need to register too. If you have anyone living at your property that is aged 14 or older, they can now be added to the electoral register so that when they turn 16 they are able to vote in these elections.
All foreign nationals, that are legally living in Wales, are also able to vote. Previously it has only been British, Irish, Commonwealth or EU citizens. This means if you’re from a country other than these you can now vote at these elections.
Ian Bancroft, electoral registration officer at Wrexham Council, said: “Keep an eye out for updates from Wrexham Council! The annual canvass is our way of making sure that the information on the electoral register for every address is accurate. To make sure you don’t lose your say at the next election, look out for instructions from us.
“If you don’t hear from the council, you might not be on the register. If you want to register, the easiest way is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.”
You have until November 30 to let us know if anything on your form has changed.