MORE than 3,000 people are being urged to come forward to register for upcoming elections.

Brent Council is trying to get as many voters to sign up as possible as the total electorate has reduced from 217,151 to 216,198 in a year.

The number of households who registered to vote increased from 92 per cent to 96.81 per
cent through the authority carrying out a data matching exercise against the council tax database.

However, 2,915 electors were removed from the register as a result of their failing to respond for the second successive year and the council will now write to them to give them the opportunity to re-register.

On top of this, the council is urging residents who have not yet registered to vote to get in touch by either emailing
or by calling 020 8937 1372.

Local and European parliamentary elections take place on May 22 and people can register to vote up to 11 working days beforehand.

Teenagers can register to vote if they will turn 18 before November 30.