[EVENT] Welsh Assembly Elections + AV Referendum, Thursday 5th May

The Welsh Assembly (photo credit: National Assembly For Wales / Cynulliad Cymru )

The Welsh Assembly (photo credit: National Assembly For Wales / Cynulliad Cymru )

Just a reminder that the polls open on Thursday for voting in the Election to the National Assembly for Wales (Etholiad i Gynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru), as well as for the Referendum on the voting system for UK Parliamentary elections (Refferendwym ar y system bleidleisio ar gyfer etholiadau Seneddol y DU)

Oriau pleidleisio: 7yb i 10yh
Polling hours: 7am to 10pm

Ni ellir darparu papur pleidleisio i chi wedi 10yh, hyd yn oed os ydych yn cyrraedd yr orsaf bleidleisio cyn hynny.
You cannot be issued with a ballot paper after 10pm, even if you are at the polling station before then.

Information about the location of your polling station is on your polling card, which you should have received in the last few weeks. If you have not received a polling card, you may not be on the register and thus may be unable to vote.

When you arrive at the polling station, you will be given three ballot papers:

The first of these will relate to the referendum on electoral reform. It will ask you the question “At present, the UK uses the ‘first past the post’ system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the ‘alternative vote’ system be used instead?”. You will be presented with two boxes: ‘Yes’, and ‘No’. You should mark one box with an ‘X’ to indicate your decision.

The second ballot paper will relate to the Election to the Welsh Assembly. It will show you a list of candidates standing in your constituency. You are to mark an ‘X’ beside one candidate.

The final ballot paper also relates to the Election to the Welsh Assembly. It will show a list of parties, and independents, standing in your region. This is the “top-up list” component of the AMS system used to elect Assembly Members. You are asked to mark an ‘X’ beside one party or independent.

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