Left your vote behind?

Thousands of people in England who have recently moved house could miss their chance to vote in the local government elections this May, says the Electoral Commission, the independent elections watchdog.

“One of the most common reasons for people not being able to vote is because they forget to update the electoral register with a change of address,” says Samantha Mills, the Commission’s head of campaigns.

The deadline to register is April 17.

Visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk for a form.