Thousands of people across Sefton have yet to re-register to vote before the local and general elections in May, 2015.

Most people who are already registered to vote across the borough have been transferred automatically to the new register of electors.

However, around 12,000 residents still need to re-register and there are also people who are not registered to vote at all and so need to do so to be able to cast their vote.

Sefton Council has sent registration forms to people who are not currently registered to vote and in the coming weeks staff will also be calling at properties encouraging people to do so.

Neil Middlehurst, Sefton Council’s Head of Electoral Services, said: “Over the next couple of weeks staff will visit properties to encourage people to register to vote and ensure they have the opportunity to have their say at next year’s local and general elections on May 7.

“This is something we have to do and all our staff who are calling at properties will have formal identification and will be able to explain the process to enable residents not yet registered to vote to do so.”

To complete a registration,  just visit where your date of birth and National Insurance Number are required.

For anyone who does not have access to the internet, they should call 0845 140 1049 and register.

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