RESIDENTS are being reminded to register to vote as the deadline for registering closes at midnight tonight.

Barnsley Council have urged residents to register and have stressed it takes 5 minutes to complete the application.

Once you have registered you will not have to register again unless you move home.

The local elections will take place on Thursday May 3.

If you need to register to vote click on this link and follow the instructions

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote