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04 April 2011
Election Day ~ your vote

Call for Mendip voters to make sure they can vote on 5 May


Figures published by the Office of National Statistics last week show that there are over 85,000 people registered to vote in Mendip.

But the elections team at Mendip District Council is warning some residents that they need to act now if they are to have their say at the district and parish elections and UK referendum on the voting system to the UK Parliament taking place on Thursday 5 May.

"Anyone who has moved house in the past few months needs to register with their new address", they warn, "and we know there are many people in Mendip that have not yet registered to vote, which means they will be missing out unless they take action."

Residents can request a registration form by calling the elections team at Mendip District Council or by printing off a registration form from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.

Adrian Green from the Electoral Commission, the independent elections watchdog, adds: "Residents may also be planning to be away on 5 May, given the extra Bank Holiday for the Royal Wedding. So it's worth applying now to vote by post or proxy if that will suit your plans.

You can print off the forms from www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. It just takes a few minutes, and then you are all set for 5 May."