The elections team from Wyre Forest District Council will be on hand to answer questions at the Worcestershire Hub at Kidderminster Town Hall this Friday (5 February 2016). They will also be helping people register to vote.
The authority is taking part in the National Voter Registration Drive (1-7 February) which is encouraging anyone not yet registered to vote to go online and register. The elections team will be at the Hub from 10am until 2pm and will be able to register people on the day.
Voters across the district will go to the polls on Thursday 5 May 2016. This is to elect councillors for Wyre Forest District Council and a Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia. There will also be the first elections for Kidderminster Town Council and elections for Rock Parish Council. Anyone who isn’t registered to vote won’t be able to take part and have their say.
The deadline to register to vote in those elections is Monday 18 April 2016.
Ian Miller, Electoral Registration Officer for Wyre Forest District Council said:
“This is a great opportunity to get yourself registered and make sure you have a chance to have your say when it comes to election time. The team is ready to answer your questions about the elections process. Whether you want to register, enquire about postal or proxy votes or just find out more about how the system works they can help.”
“Registering to vote is quick and easy. If you have internet access you can register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or pop along to the Hub on Friday and the team will help.”
Residents can get a paper copy of the registration form by contacting the electoral registration office on 01562 732733.