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Electors in the Blakebrook & Habberley South ward of Kidderminster have until midnight on Monday 15 August to register to vote in the Town Council by-election on Thursday 1 September 2016. 

It is being held to fill a vacancy as a result of a candidate elected in May not taking up his seat.

A list of all the candidates standing for election is available in the upcoming elections and vacancies section of the Council’s website.

Anyone who was registered to vote in the elections in May or the EU referendum on 23 June, and who is eligible to vote in local elections, will not need to register again.

People needing to register are being asked to visit and submit their details online.  Paper copies of the registration form from the Worcestershire Hub at the Town Hall in Kidderminster.

Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 1 September 2016, and details of the polling stations are  printed on the poll cards which have already been sent to all registered electors.

People wanting greater flexibility about when they complete their ballot paper can apply for a postal vote. Proxy votes are available in some circumstances.  This is when someone votes on your behalf.  Anyone not already registered for a postal or proxy vote will need to complete an application form, which is available on the Council's website. The deadline for new postal voting requests is 5.00pm on Tuesday 16 August.  For proxy votes it is 5.00pm on Tuesday 23 August.

Ian Miller, Returning Officer said:

“There is now under a week left for people in the Blakebrook & Habberley South to register to vote.  Many of the electorate will already be registered but, if anyone was not registered for the elections in May and the EU referendum and is eligible to vote in local elections,  I would urge them to register as soon as possible.”


Wyre Forest District Council