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Don’t forget to register to vote to take part in local council elections

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With only one week to go until the deadline to register to vote in the South Somerset District Council and Town & Parish Council elections, Electoral Registration officials at South Somerset District Council are urging residents to make sure they are registered in time.

On Thursday 2 May, voters in South Somerset will go to the polls to vote for the person(s) they wish to represent them at South Somerset District Council. At the same time, Town & Parish Council elections will also be taking place.

District Councillors play an important part of ensuring their community's needs are met by making sure that the council aims to work closely with its communities to improve the quality of life for all its resident. Councillors give attention to a wide range of issues when making decisions, the environment, prosperity, equalities and social inclusion.

Anyone not already registered to vote at their current address can register online at Registering to vote takes less than five minutes; all you need is your National Insurance number to hand. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Friday 12 April.

Alex Parmley, Electoral Registration Officer for South Somerset District Council said, “With only one week to go, time is running out to make sure you can take part in the elections on Thursday 2 May. These elections are an opportunity to have a say on who represents you at a local District Council level. But if you're not registered by midnight on Friday 12 April, you won't be able to vote.”

Local government elections select councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running key services in your local area including planning, housing, parks, waste management and leisure. There are 60 seats at South Somerset District Council, all of which represent wards within South Somerset.

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