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SCARBOROUGH residents are being reminded to make sure they are on the electoral register ahead of possible elections for Police and Crime Commissioners in May next year.

Failure to provide or refusing to provide information is an offence and Scarborough Council will take legal proceedings against people who refuse to provide information to canvassers.

Prosecutions earlier this year resulted in seven residents, who refused to provide the information during the 2010 canvass, being fined between £100 and £200.

Anyone wanting help or advice to complete their form should contact the Elections Office helpline, Monday to Friday between normal office hours, on (01723) 232309, 383545 or 232307.