Changes in the voter registration system mean around one million people have been taken off the electoral register in the last year. In Calderdale nearly 4,000 households could have been affected. Are you one of them?
You can’t vote in elections if you’re not registered to vote.
Next month there will be important local elections in Calderdale. And a few weeks later, we have a big choice to make about whether Britain should stay in the European Union. But if you don’t register, you won’t be able to have your say.
You can register to vote in just three minutes. You will need your National Insurance number, so make sure you have it ready. You can use this website on your smartphone.
Don’t forget that if you’re not registered to vote, you could be facing a fine of £80 and you might find it harder to get a credit card or a mobile phone contract. It may even be harder to get a passport!