Cardiff bar allows homeless people to use their address to register to vote

A bar in Cardiff is opening its doors to help homeless people register to vote in the upcoming general election.

The deadline to register in December's election is Tuesday November 26.

Those who are eligible but fail to register will be unable to cast their vote, but many homeless people struggle without a permanent address.

But Cardiff's 10 Feet Tall, on Church Street, is offering to help people with no fixed abode or a permanent address to register before the final deadline.

The venue's marketing manager Caitlin Whelan said anyone is welcome to drop in after 12pm on Monday for a hot drink and help with the necessary forms.

''We saw the Bristol Beer Factory initiative and we saw a few of them around the country and we were really inspired by that,'' Caitlin said.

''We are a city centre venue and we feel it is really important this time around, as it any time, to give people the opportunity to have their say.

''They can have a coffee or a tea while they fill out their forms.''

The Electoral Commission allow people who do not have a permanent address to register at an address where they spend part of their time.

Alternatively, people can provide an address near to a place where they spend a lot of their time.

''One of the requirements is that it is near to where you normally spend your time,'' Caitlin said.

''As we are near to St Mary Street we are offering people that opportunity to use our address.''

Swansea business Cinema & Co announced they would offer similar assistance earlier this week.