** The 20th November deadline has now passed but if you're not registered to vote you can re-register at any time. Just click the 'Register to vote' button. **
Keep your vote
After November 20th, millions of voters from across the UK will disappear from the electoral register. Are you one of them? You will have less of a say in future elections, and it could affect your credit rating. Most people won't even know it's happened until it's too late - so make sure you're registered now.
What's going on?
The government has recently switched to a new system of registering to vote, called "Individual Electoral Registration". The deadline for people to register under the new system is November 20th. Most people have been automatically registered - but an estimated 1.9 million people are still not registered and will be deleted from the register without their knowledge.
Why does it matter?
If you're not on the electoral register next month, then according to the government you don't exist. MPs are allocated to areas based on how many people are on the electoral register - not how many people actually live there. That means if you're not on the register by Friday 20th then your vote could count for less at the next election.
If that wasn't enough, then not being on the electoral register can affect your credit rating. That will make it harder to get things like a phone contract or a loan to buy a car.
Am I registered?
Your local council office can tell you for sure. Many councils will have sent you a form asking you to confirm your registration details. Sending this back should mean you're registered.
If you haven't had a form, or you're not sure, then you can make sure you are registered by registering online on the government's website by the 20th November.
Information is drawn from Hope Not Hate's report on Britain's Missing Voters.