Rebecca Evans, Welsh Labour's candidate for Gower, is supporting the National Voter
Registration Drive. The initiative, running throughout the first week of February, will
encourage young people to vote.
The drive is organised by the non-political 'Bite the Ballot' campaign in partnership
with a host of grassroots, charity, faith and not-for-profit 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%
were online registrations. The campaign is a reaction to the startling statistic that
10million people are missing from the register.
Rebecca Evans is encouraging unregistered voters in Gower to check out Bite the Ballot
on Facebook or twitter; and most importantly to register to vote. This can be done by
Rebecca Evans said: “The National Registration Drive is a fantastic initiative which
achieved tremendous success last year.
“There are still thousands of people who are not registered to vote, and who risk not
being able to have their say in who represents them in the Assembly next year."