Eligible voters in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire are being urged to register to vote by midnight on Thursday 13 April to make sure they can have their say in the first West of England Mayoral election on 4 May.
Only people who are registered to vote in elections will be able to choose their candidate to become the first West of England Mayor next month.
The new West of England Combined Authority has control of a devolution deal worth more than £1bn over the next 30 years, with power and money previously administered by Westminster now available locally. The new Mayor will work with the leaders of Bath & North East Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council and the Mayor of Bristol to make decisions over investment and strategy for regional infrastructure including homes, transport, business growth and adult skills provision.
Registering to vote can be done in minutes online. Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote with your National Insurance number and follow the on-screen instructions.
Those who are uncertain whether they are currently registered to vote in South Gloucestershire should call 01454 863030.
More information about the West of England Mayoral election is available at www.wevote.org.uk and registered voters will receive a booklet with more information. This is a legal requirement and will start hitting doormats from the middle of next week.