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Get ready to vote! in Rhondda Cynon Taf

On Thursday 4 May 2017, disabled people across Wales have the chance to make their voices heard, more than 3,400 candidates are standing for the 1,254 councillor seats across Wales, who will get your vote?

The local elections are a chance for you to decide who will represent you and work towards improving services and opportunities for disabled people in your local area.

Councillors make important decisions on matters that affect your daily lives such as; allocating budgets for your care packages, deciding on educational services for disabled children and how accessible our parks, towns and local public services are for disabled people.

Because of this it’s important that the right people are representing you within your local authority and that they understand the needs of their disabled constituents.

Make your voice count and ensure that disabled people’s views are represented at the polling stations on Thursday 4 May 2017.

We have put this factsheet together to provide you with all the information you need to vote in the local elections.

 

Am I registered to vote?

Registration to vote in May’s elections closed on 13th April 2017.

Each local authority holds the details for the electoral register in their area, you can contact them to find out whether you are registered to vote.

You can search for your local authority’s contact details through the Electoral Commissions website

http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Council/Votingandelections/Noticeofelections/StatementsofPersonsNominated.aspx