With only one week to go until the deadline Wyre Forest District Council is encouraging residents to make sure they are registered to vote.
On Thursday 5 May voters in the district will go to the polls for elections for Wyre Forest District Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for West Mercia and Kidderminster Town Council .
The deadline to register, if you want to be able to vote and have your say at these elections, is Monday 18 April.
Ian Miller, Electoral Registration Officer for Wyre Forest District Council, said:
“With only one week to go, time is fast running out to make sure you can take part in these elections in the Wyre Forest district. Our message is simple: if you’re not registered by 18 April, you can’t vote. I’d encourage everyone in the district to act now if you’re not already registered to vote and apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote”
Ben Brook, Head of the Electoral Commission, English Regions, said:
“The deadline to register is Monday 18 April 2016 so there is not long left to make sure you are registered and able to take part in these important elections on 5 May.
“Our research shows that the biggest reason people give for not being registered is moving house, with nearly half of people in England giving this as an explanation. If you’re not registered, you won’t be able to have your say on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life in the Wyre Forest district.”
Anyone can request a postal vote, which means they can cast their vote by post instead of visiting a polling station on the day itself. Asking for a postal vote is a quick process and only needs to be done once. The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April. A postal vote application form can be downloaded from our website www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/elections . It can also be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01562 732733.