residents asked: Are you registered to vote in May?
local elections for Somerset County Council taking place in just
a few weeks, voters in the Burnham-On-Sea area are being urged to
make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part
on polling day, Thursday 4th May.
The call for voters to sign up comes as the Electoral Commission
launches a national voter registration campaign to encourage as
many people as possible to register ahead of elections taking place
this year across the country.
Sedgemoor District Council are now also reminding voters in Sedgemoor
that they need to register by the deadline of Thursday 13 April
otherwise they wont be able to take part in the Somerset County
Council elections on May 4th.
quick and easy to register, but after the deadline of 13 April,
it will be too late," says a spokeswoman.
Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission, added:
"Our research shows that young people, students and recent
home movers are particularly less likely to be registered to vote."
if you have moved house recently, then make sure youre registered
correctly. If youre not registered, you wont be able
to have your say on issues that directly affect your day-to-day
life in Somerset."
To register to vote, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote before Thursday