Ceredigion residents are being urged to consider registering for a postal vote for the first December General Election since 1923.

With weeks to go until the General Election on 12 December, Ceredigion County Council’s Chief Executive, Eifion Evans says registering for a postal vote could help make sure people have their vote at a time of year where poor weather could stop them from getting to their polling station.

He said: “General Elections usually take place in the spring or summer, so we can be all but certain that weather conditions won’t hamper voters. A December election could be different. We all know how the weather can be at that time of year; and if freezing weather and snow showers take place, some voters might not be able to make it to the polling station.”

“It’s up to each voter to decide how they vote, but a postal vote could make sure your vote counts even if 12 December is affected by poor weather. Voters can decide to vote by postal vote as a one-off if they usually visit their polling station.”

Residents must register to vote before they register for a postal vote. Residents can register for a postal vote by going to the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-a-postal-vote or by calling the council’s Electoral Services Team on 01545 570 881.