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Council urges people to register to vote

West Berkshire residents are being urged to act to ensure they can vote at the local elections in May

ABOUT 1,400 people in West Berkshire are in danger of not being able to vote in the local elections in May, West Berkshire Council has warned.

Figures published by the Office of National Statistics show that 114,973 people are on the electoral register in West Berkshire, but that is short of the number of over 18s in the district who are eligible to vote.

The district council's electoral registration officer, David Holling, has warned residents that they need to act now to ensure they are able to vote on Thursday, May 5 in the elections for West Berkshire Council, the elections for parish and town councils and in the UK referendum on the voting system to the UK parliament.

He said: “Anyone who has moved house in the past few months needs to register with their new address.

“We know there are many people who have not yet registered to vote, which means they will be missing out unless they take action.”

People can request a registration form by calling 01635 519464 or by printing off a registration form from the website link below.

Registration forms must be returned to the council by no later than April 14.

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