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Nia has called on the government to run a high profile advertising campaign and give councils ring-fenced money to carry out a thorough door-to-door canvass when the switch is made in 2015 to individual voter registration instead of the current one-form- per- household system – a change which the Electoral Commission says risks seeing some six million voters disappear from the register, with young voters, transient population and disadvantaged groups most likely to fail to register. Speaking up in Parliament, Nia said, “Getting this new way registering right is particularly important in Wales, because the first time that the new system will be used will be in 2015, meaning it will provide the registers for May 2016 when there are both Welsh Assembly and all-out council elections throughout Wales. I am horrified at the Government’s plans to make registration voluntary and to do