Gwynedd residents are being encouraged to register if they want to vote in the European Parliament Elections on Thursday, 23 May, 2019.

Residents have until Tuesday, 7 May to register to vote if they are not already on the Electoral Register. The closing date to apply for a postal vote is Wednesday, 8 May (5pm) and for proxy votes Wednesday, 15 May (5pm).

In Wales voters will have the chance to elect four MEPs (Members of European Parliament) – with 73 representatives voted for across the UK.

Parties running in Wales include Change UK, Conservative and Unionist Party, Green Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, The Brexit Party and UKIP.

Dilwyn Williams, Gwynedd Council’s Electoral Registration Officer said: “It is important that people have the opportunity to take part in this election and do not miss out because they aren’t registered.

“People should not assume that they are able to vote just because just because they are registered for other things such as Council Tax. If in doubt, residents should contact the Electoral Services Team to check whether they are registered to vote.”

Registering to vote only takes a few minutes: register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

A full list of the nominated parties is available on the Council website: www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/elections