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On Thursday 12 December residents in Wyre Forest will go to the polls to have their say in the General Election.

Anyone who has not already registered to vote must do so by midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019.  It is quick and easy to do online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.  Anyone without access to the internet can get a paper copy of the registration form from The Hub in Green Street, Kidderminster.

Voters can also vote by post or proxy. Anyone can apply for a postal vote which allows voters much greater flexibility about when they complete their ballot paper.  Anyone not already registered for a postal or proxy vote will need to complete an application form, which is available from www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/voting.  The deadline for new postal voting requests is 5.00pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.  For proxy votes it is 5.00pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. 

The polling stations for the election will be open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 12 December 2019. All registered electors will be sent a polling card which will tell them where they can cast their vote.

Ian Miller, Electoral Registration Officer, said:

“If you have turned 18, or if you have moved home recently, it’s particularly important that you act to ensure that you are registered. It takes just five minutes online and means that you can take part in this important election.” 

Anyone interested in standing as a candidate for the Wyre Forest constituency can attend a briefing session on Monday 11 November at 10am at Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster.

A signed nomination paper needs to be submitted by 4.00pm on Thursday 14 November.

The count will take place overnight on Thursday 12 December. The Wyre Forest result will be posted on the council’s social media feeds.