Wyre Forest District Council is encouraging anyone not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive (1- 7 February) and go online to register.
On Thursday 5 May 2016 voters in the district will go to the polls 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 these elections is Monday 18 April 2016. Whilst there is still time, it’s running out quickly. The good news is that it only takes a few minutes to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .
It’s a chance to join the thousands of people across the UK being encouraged to register during the week.
Officers from Wyre Forest District Council will be at the Worcestershire Hub, Vicar Street in Kidderminster on Friday 5 February from 10am – 2pm. They will be on hand to answer any questions and help people register.
Ian Miller, Returning Officer for Wyre Forest District Council said:
“Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible so they can have their say on issues that affect their day-to-day lives. I’d urge people living in the distritct to use National Voter Registration Drive to spread the message amongst family and friends that it only takes a few minutes to complete the form and register to vote online.”
Ben Brook, Head of Performance and English Regional Teams at the Electoral Commission, said:
“National Voter Registration Drive exists because it’s important that anyone who’s eligible, but has not yet registered to vote, does so. It’s easy and quick to do online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Young people, students and people who move frequently are much less likely to be registered to vote so #NVRD is as important as ever.”
Residents can get a paper copy of the registration form by contacting the electoral registration office on 01562 732733.