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Don't forget to register to vote for the upcoming general election

PUBLISHED: 09:53 04 May 2017

Picture: Rui Vieira/PA

Picture: Rui Vieira/PA

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The general election is just over a month away

The council has reminded people to register to vote or else risk a fine.

Residents have until May 22 to sign up or they will not be eligible to vote in the general election on June 8.

A spokesperson from the council said: “Not only does registering to vote mean residents can have their say in this and other elections, it is also a legal requirement and anyone who fails to register can face a fine.”

The fine would come from the Electoral Registration Office, only if you have been asked to register and you have not done so.

To register, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

If you have received a polling card and all the details are correct, then you don’t need to register as you are already on the list.

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