Have you received a letter from that nice Mark James recently in his capacity as returning officer for Carmarthenshire? The chances are that you have, and that it will have told you that the system of voter registration is changing, but that you have been added to the new register and that you don't have to do anything unless your details have changed.
There are concerns that the new system under which people have to register as individuals rather than be registered by the "head of household", will lead to many more people not bothering to register. Time will tell, but in the short-term the vast majority of us will continue to be registered without having to lift a finger.
All of which makes Labour's latest leaflet drop in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr something of a mystery, with Calum Higgins telling readers that he is contacting them because "if you wanted to vote at any election, you couldn't - because you are not on the electoral register", before going on to reassure them that he can help.
This came as worrying news to some of the recipients of Calum's letter because they vote at every election, and had every reason to believe that they were registered. In fact, they were.
No doubt there is an innocent explanation for this, but unnecessarily worrying elderly voters and others who take their civic duties seriously looks like the sort of thing you would associate with those daytime TV ads or unsolicited text messages telling you that you
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