Stourport-on-Severn residents are being urged not to leave it until the last minute to make sure their name is on the list of voters for the Worcestershire County Council by-election. It is being held in the Division on Thursday 17 December 2015 and was called following the death of Councillor Jim Parish.
Poll cards have already been sent to all registered electors. People not on the register have until Tuesday 1 December to make sure their name is on the list. Residents in Stourport can check if their name is on the Register of Electors by calling the Elections Team on 01562 732733.
It is quick and easy to register online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Paper copies of the registration form are available from the Worcestershire Hub at the Kidderminster Town Hall.
Anyone can apply for a postal vote, which means they can cast their vote at a time convenient for them instead of visiting a polling station on 17 December. The deadline for new postal voting requests is 5.00pm on Wednesday 2 December 2015. Some people can vote by proxy, when someone else votes on their behalf. The deadline for applications for proxy votes is 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 December 2015. An application form for new postal or proxy votes is available from www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/voting.
Details of the polling stations are printed on the poll cards. The stations will be open between 7am and 10pm. There is one change from the polling stations used in May and June. On this occasion electors in Areley Kings will use St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School, Princess Way, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 0EL because Areley Kings Village Hall is not available.
Ian Miller, Deputy Returning Officer said:
“You can’t vote in this by-election in Stourport-on-Severn unless you’re registered. Anyone who will be 18 or over on Thursday 17 December and has not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible. It takes only a few minutes to complete the form online and this will then give them the opportunity to have a say on issues that affect their lives.”