Ceredigion residents are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of the police and crime commissioner elections.

With just two weeks left before the April 16 deadline, Ceredigion County Council is urging locals to ensure they're ready to cast their votes come May 2.

Eligible voters can register online at the government's website, www.gov.uk.

Are you a recent mover? If so, take note: you will need to register again to vote at your new address.

This year, Wales, including Ceredigion, has introduced an important change to its voting process.

Those heading to the ballot box will be required to present a form of photo ID – expired IDs will be accepted if the individual is still identifiable in the photo.

Lacking an appropriate form of identification? Not to worry, as applications for a free Voter Authority Certificate are open on the same government website and can be applied for until 5pm on April 24.

However, to apply for the certificate, residents must already be registered to vote.

Registered voters are also being advised to double-check the locations of their designated polling stations, as changes may have been made after last year's review.

Polling station locations can be found on the Ceredigion County Council website or on the polling letter sent in the post, with stations opening their doors on election day at 7am, and wrapping up at 10pm.

Alternatives to in-person voting are also available, with online applications for postal voting closing at 5pm on April 17, and proxy voting applications wrapping up on April 24.

Eifion Evans, the returning officer for Ceredigion County Council, provided a timely reminder to the constituents.

He said: "With only two weeks to go, time is running out to make sure you can take part in the Police and Crime Commissioner Election.

"In order to vote in the elections, residents must be on the electoral register.

"So if you’re not registered by midnight 16 April, you won’t be able to take part.

"Remember that you’ll need Voter ID to vote in person for this election.

"If you don’t have any accepted form of ID, make an application for a Voter Authority Certificate before 5pm on Wednesday, 24 April.

"We don't want anyone to lose their right to vote."

For more details, residents can visit the Ceredigion County Council website, or contact the Electoral Services at 01545 572 032 or electoralservices@ceredigion.gov.uk.