Make sure you register to vote
Voter registration forms will be dropping through letterboxes across Mendip soon and residents are being urged to confirm their details to ensure they can voice their opinion in future elections.
Stuart Brown, the council's chief executive and electoral registration officer, said: "Registering to vote is very simple. If the details remain the same as those shown on the form, you can either, following the instructions, use the internet (www.elecreg.co.uk/mendip ), telephone (0808 284 1430) or text (07786 209430 or 07786 209431) or return the form in the post to let us know.
"If any of the information has changed, all you have to do is update the canvass form with the details of everyone in your household who is eligible to vote and return it to us as soon as possible.
"It is particularly important that we have the most up to date and accurate register as the voter registration system will be changing next year to one that is based on individuals rather than a household."
On your electoral registration form you can opt to have your details excluded from the edited register. This will mean your details cannot be bought by individuals and commercial organisations.
The canvass is due to start on 4th October and the register will be published on 17th February 2014. If you don't receive your form you can contact Electoral Services on 01749 341590.
For more information contact Electoral Services on 01749 341590 or visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk