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Some residents in Rotherham will receive reminders regarding their electoral registration form over the coming weeks.

Forms were sent out to every household at the beginning of July to gather information for the new edition of the Register of Electors which will be published by Tuesday, October 16.

Around 113,500 forms were sent out initially and so far around 60 per cent of households have responded. This leaves almost 48,000 households in danger of losing their right to vote.

Residents are being encouraged to complete their registration form and return it promptly to ensure they can have their say this November in the first ever police and crime commissioner elections.

In addition, credit reference agencies are legally entitled to use it to check details, so your credit rating can be affected if you are not included.

For a form contact the electoral services helpline on 01709 823590.