Over a sixth of eligible voters in the Blakebrook & Habberley South ward of Kidderminster have opted to vote by post in the by-election being held on Thursday 1 September 2016.
The by-election is being held to fill a vacancy on Kidderminster Town Council as a result of a candidate elected in May not taking up his seat. There are 6,920 people who are eligible to vote in the ward and 1,209 or 17.5% have requested a postal vote. So far the Council has had almost a third of postal votes returned.
Ian Miller, Returning Officer said:
“There are almost 7,000 people on the Electoral Register in the Blakebrook & Habberley South ward who are eligible to take part in the by-election and I would urge everyone who’s registered to use their vote. It is really important for people to have their say. Anyone who has opted to vote by post should return their ballot papers in good time to arrive on or before Thursday 1 September.”
"It is now too late for people to register to vote or apply for a postal vote in this by-election but there is still time to apply for a proxy vote. This allows you to nominate someone else to attend the polling station and cast your vote. Applications need to be made by 5pm on Tuesday 23 August. There is more information about applying for a proxy vote on our website, www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/elections .”
The count for the by-election will take place at Wyre Forest House from 10pm on Thursday 1 September. It will be webcast and anyone can watch the count by logging on to www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/webcast .
More information about the election is available on the Council’s website. www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/elections