TIME is running out if you want to register to vote in the local elections.

Residents across West Somerset and Taunton will be heading to the polls on Thursday, May 2, to chose their local representatives on the new council.

The deadline for registration is midnight on April 12.

If you’re not registered, you can’t vote.

It’s easy to register online – visit gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes as little as five minutes.

Adrian Green, electoral commission regional manager for Southwest England, said: “If you have recently turned 18 or moved home, it is particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered to vote. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.”

If you were registered to vote in the last election and your details have not changed, you will still be registered to vote. If in doubt, check your details by giving the council’s elections team a call on 01823 358692.

Stuck on who to vote for? Candidates have been sending in photos and information about themselves and why they should get your vote.

You can search through the candidates for each ward here.