Don’t miss your chance to vote

The local council elections are fast approaching. If you want a say in who represents south Leeds on Leeds City Council you must make sure you are registered to vote.

Polling Station St Luke'sThe Council elections take place on Thursday 5 May 2016, but the deadline for registering is midnight on Monday 18 April. Registration can be done online and only takes a few minutes. You will need your National Insurance number handy.

Register to vote online here

Alternatively you can download a paper form here and register by post.

As well as the Council elections, people across West Yorkshire will be electing their Police & Crime Commissioner on 5 May.

The European Union referendum takes place on Thursday 23 June and to vote you must be registered by 7 June.

If you are not sure if you are registered or not you can contact Leeds City Council to find out through their website.

The website also has a number of frequently asked questions to help you with issues such as moving house and being a student.

South Leeds Life will be giving space to all the candidates to help you make up your mind – watch out for more information on Friday 8 April.