A campaign has been launched this week to encourage voters in the Burnham-On-Sea area to register to vote ahead of May’s elections.

As a national advertising campaign is launched across England to encourage voter registration ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections, Sedgemoor District Council is encouraging local people to sign up.

On Thursday 5th May, 2016, voters will go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner. Registering now for the elections in May will also mean voters are registered in good time before the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union on 23 June, 2016.

The Electoral Commission today launched its national voter registration campaign to remind people to register by the deadline of Monday 18 April, 2016. In England advertising will appear across TV and online on demand video services. This is in addition to the work that is already being carried out across England by the Commission and partner organisations, which started earlier this year.

Louise Potter, Electoral Registration Officer for Sedgemoor said: “Time is running out to make sure you can take part in these elections, so I’d encourage everyone in Sedgemoor to register now if you have not done so already.”

“Our message is simple: you can’t vote, if you are not registered by 18th April.”

It is easy and only takes a few minutes online to register – see www.avonpccelection2016.org.uk/register-to-vote