• National Voter Registration Drive

    Local AM, Julie James is lending her support to the third annual National Voter Registration Drive, which kicks off this Monday 1st February and runs until 7th of February.

    With over a million people falling off the electoral register in December, the campaign is designed to encourage young people to vote.

    The drive is organised by the non-party Bite the Ballot campaign, in partnership with a host of collaborators.  They are coordinating a week of social action, calling on people to register to vote and have their say in how Wales is run.

    Ms James AM, is encouraging unregistered voters in Swansea West to check out bite the ballot on Facebook or twitter, and most importantly to register. This can be done by visiting www.nvrd.co.uk.

    Ms James AM said: “The National Registration Drive is a fantastic initiative which achieved tremendous success last year, with Welsh Assembly elections taking place in May, and an increasingly likely 2016 EU referendum, this campaign couldn’t be more timely.

    “It would be great to see the campaign do even better this year, and we can all do our bit by helping on social media.”

    Last year’s drive was hugely successful with 441,696 people registering to vote – 90% of which were online registrations.  The campaign is a reaction to the startling statistic that 10 million people are missing from the register.