With 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 won’t be able to take part in the Somerset County Council elections on May 4th.

“It’s 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.”

“So if you have moved house recently, then make sure you’re registered correctly. If you’re not registered, you won’t 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 13th April.