Residents in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have this week been urged to check that they will be able to vote in this year’s General Election.

Hundreds of people in Sedgemoor could miss their chance to vote in the elections on May 7th if they don’t take action now, Chris Facey, Sedgemoor’s Electoral Services Manager, has warned.

“Each household will shortly be receiving a household notification letter with information about who is registered at the household,” he said.

“This reminder has been paid for by the Electoral Commission and will tie in with National Voter Registration Day on Thursday 5th February where activities around the country are taking place.”

“Anyone who has moved house in the past few months needs to register with their new address and Sedgemoor are also keen for anyone turning 18 on or before 7th May to make sure they are registered so they can vote for the first time.”

The deadline to register is Monday 20th April. The easiest way to register is by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by calling Sedgemoor District Council on 0845 408 2544.

Voters will go to the polls on Thursday May 7th to have their say on who will be the town’s MP, and also to vote in the District Council and Parish Council Elections.