Changes to the electoral system mean that a around one million people will be taken off the electoral register this year. Hackney is one of the areas that will be particularly affected by the changes.
The Tory Government have rejected advice by the Electoral Commission to postpone the changes for another year. This means that a large number of people who would like to vote will no longer be able to.
Hackney Labour has been working to ensure that people are aware of the changes and have the chance to register. In October Hackney Labour hosted a number of street stalls and will be out on the doorstep registering people as part of The Labour Party's Missing Millions campaign.
Being on the Electoral Register is about more than just being able to vote- it ensures that the borough receives local authority funding. Not being on the register can also result in a fine and difficulty accessing credit.
You can find out if you're registered by phoning the council on 020 8356 3000. Alternatively you can register to vote by clicking here.
Between now and December our teams will be hosting street stalls and campaign sessions, to see what is happening near you click here.