This blog has been written by Milli Mathews, 24, as part of our Young People and Politics series. To find out more about, of how to submit your own blog, click here.
There’s an important date fast approaching, Monday 18th April. Argh, I hate Mondays but this one is special. Nope, it’s not my birthday but in order to vote in the police and crime commissioner, local government and mayoral elections, you’ll need to register before this date.
If you’re eighteen or older, you have a vote. Congratulations!
• In fact, you may already be registered to vote. The best way of finding this out is by visiting: http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/.
• If you’re not, there’s no need to panic as it’s dead simple to register. You can either do this online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Or, you can collect a form from your local electoral registration office, which you’ll need to complete and post back to them.
• You can find your nearest electoral registration office here: https://www.gov.uk/get-on-electoral-register.