- February 5, 2016
- Posted by: David Rees AM
- Category: Latest News
David Rees AM is supporting the National Voter Registration Drive, which running between the 1st and the 7th of February, 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.
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 10million people are missing from the register.
Mr Res is encouraging unregistered voters in Aberavon 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.
David Rees AM said: “The National Registration Drive is a fantastic initiative which achieved tremendous success last year. It would be great to see the campaign do even better this year and we can all do our bit by helping the campaign, on social media.”
He added “This May we have important elections to decide who will form the Welsh Government for the next 5 years and I would like to see everyone that is eligible to vote signed up and on the register.”