Whilst there will be no General or local council elections in 2016, there will be an election for a Crime and Police Commissioner and, most importantly, the Referendum on whether we leave or remain in Europe.
It is most important that everyone eligible to vote does so. Last year the Government changed the rules on how we register to vote and now everyone must do it individually.
Please make sure that you and all your family members who are 18 or over are registered to vote so that you can take part in this most important role in our democracy.
You can do this on line (www.gov.uk/register-to-vote) or via County Hall – you will need your National Insurance Number, name and address and date of birth.