Are you registered to vote?
If not, register here:
This Friday, over 2,000 people could be wiped off the Gravesham and Dartford electoral register under new government rules.  Not being registered can affect your credit rating and mean that you miss out on voting. The worst part? Many people have no idea it’s happening to them.
There might not be an election for a while, but being registered matters right now. The government is cutting the number of MPs and basing the cuts on how many people are registered – not actual population. Fewer people registered could mean Gravesham and Dartford miss out.
And if that wasn’t enough, not being registered to vote could also impact your credit rating . This can make ordinary things like getting a phone contract, a credit card or buying a car more difficult.
Our political system isn’t perfect. But voting is one of the main ways we can hold our politicians to account.
Are you registered?
Most likely you will have received some information from your council. If you’re not sure, there’s no harm in registering again just in case.
 Hope Not Hate: Britain’s missing voters:
 MoneySavingExpert: The 11 things you need to know about credit ratings:
[also] Independent: The Tories are removing twice as many people from the electoral register in Britain’s poorest areas as the richest: