PEOPLE across Cheshire West are being urged to vote in the borough council and parish councils elections on Thursday, May 5.

A national referendum is also taking place on that date.

If you have not registered to vote there is still time and if you want a postal vote you can register now.

You must add your name to the register by Thursday, April 14, to be able to vote in these elections.

If you require a postal vote this also has to be received at the council’s HQ offices in Chester by 5pm on the same day.

Returning officer Steve Robinson said: “It is important to ensure that you are registered to vote and polling cards will arrive through your door soon.

“If you are on holiday or find it difficult to get to a polling station, please register now for a postal or proxy vote.”

If you moved house before the end of last year you may be registered at your old address.

For an application form to vote, visit www. uk/election or call the election hotline on 0300 123 7045.