People who haven’t registered to vote are being urged to do it now or they could risk an £80 fine.

Nottingham City Council has sent out final reminders to people who haven’t yet responded to the Electoral Registration Form they received, warning them that failing to do so could lead to a fine.

People who aren’t on the Electoral Register can’t vote in elections and referendums and could also find it more difficult to get credit for loans and mobile phone contracts.

The Electoral Register is also now used by the City Council as proof that someone lives in the city and is therefore eligible for certain resident-only services like parking permits and free bulky waste collections.

Anyone who hasn’t yet registered or responded to the form is being asked to contact the City Council’s Elections team on 876 4111 or visit to register direct online.

People need to register by 15 November to make sure they are on the Annual Register of Electors published in December.