People living in the Blakebrook & Habberley South district ward of Kidderminster have until midnight on Tuesday 8 September 2015 to make sure their name is on the list of voters for the by-election being held on Thursday 24 September 2015.
There is one vacant District Council seat following a resignation.
Details about the by-election and the six candidates are available on the Council’s website www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/elections
Registering to vote is quick and easy and can be done online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Anyone without access to the internet can get a paper copy of the registration form from the Worcestershire Hub at the Town Hall in Kidderminster.
Electors who would like to vote by post or proxy and have not registered for either of these ways of voting will 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 Wednesday 9 September 2015. For applications for a proxy vote, the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 16 September 2015.
Anyone who lives in the Blakebrook & Habberley South ward and is unsure whether they are registered to vote at their current address should email email@example.com or contact the Electoral Services Team on 01562 732928.
Ian Miller, Returning Officer for Wyre Forest, said,
“We always encourage people to register to vote and make their voice heard. There may be people who have moved to the area, or young people who have turned 18 since the elections in May, who are now entitled to vote in this by-election. Anyone in Blakebrook & Habberley South who will be 18 or over on Thursday 24 September and has not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible. It only takes a few minutes to complete the form online.”