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The deadline for registering to vote in the elections on Thursday 22 May 2014 is now less than a week away. Residents have until Tuesday 6 May to make sure they are on the Electoral Register if they want to have a say on polling day.

Electors will go to the polls to vote in European Parliamentary and Wyre Forest District Council elections. In Bewdley, there are also elections for the Town Council.

Registering to vote only takes a few minutes and residents can print off the forms from the council’s website or by calling 01562 732928.

There is still time to register for a postal vote too. The deadline for this is 5pm on Wednesday 7 May 2014. Anyone can request to cast his or her vote by post instead of visiting a polling station on the day itself. The forms are also available from the website or by calling 01562 732928.

Ian Miller, Electoral Registration Officer said:

“Local residents have only a few more days to register to vote if they have not already done so or to apply for a postal vote. Anyone who is on the electoral register can apply for a postal vote. You don’t need a special reason. It’s often a convenient way of making sure you can cast your vote – particularly if you’re likely to be busy on polling day.”

The count for the District Council and Parish Council elections will start on the morning of Friday 23 May. The results will be uploaded to the Council’s website and posted on Facebook and Twitter as they are declared. The count for the European Parliamentary seats will take place on the evening of Sunday 25 May 2014. The West Midlands result will be published on the Council’s website.

Wyre Forest District Council