The date for the Wyre Forest District Council election in Areley Kings & Riverside has been announced as Tuesday 9 June 2015. The election for Councillors for the Areley Kings East ward of Stourport-on-Severn Town Council will also be held on this day.
The elections were due to take place on Thursday 7 May 2015 but were postponed following the death of one of the candidates. The other validly nominated candidates remain and cannot withdraw their nominations. Any new nominations must be received by 4pm on Tuesday 12 May 2015.
There are three vacant District Council seats and three vacant Town Council seats. Polling cards are due to be delivered around Saturday 9 May 2015. Residents are asked to check their polling station details on the cards. Polling stations will be open on Tuesday 9 June between 7am and 10pm.
Anyone who is not on the electoral register but would like to vote in the elections needs to register by midnight on Thursday 21 May 2015. Registering takes just a few minutes. To register to vote visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or application forms can be obtained from the Worcestershire Hub in Kidderminster.
Anyone in the two wards who applied for a postal vote or proxy vote for elections on Thursday 7 May will still be able to vote by these methods on the new election date. It is only electors who would like to vote by post or proxy and have not previously registered for either of these ways of voting who need to apply. Postal and proxy vote application forms are available to download from the Council’s website www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/elections . The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Friday 22 May 2015. For applications for a proxy vote, the deadline is 5pm on Monday 1 June 2015.
If you live in the Areley Kings & Riverside ward and are unsure whether you are registered to vote at your current address, you should contact the Electoral Services Team on 01562 732928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Miller, Returning Officer for Wyre Forest, said:
“Residents who live in these wards can vote in the District and Town Council elections on Tuesday 9 June in person, by post or, under certain circumstances, by proxy. This is to make it easier for residents to use their vote and play their part in selecting Councillors for the vacant seats.
"However, in order to vote on polling day, residents must make sure they are registered to vote by their chosen method in good time for the election on Tuesday 9 June 2015.”