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Don’t miss your chance to vote

News release issued:

The deadline for registering to vote in the local elections on Thursday 4 May is fast approaching. Residents have until midnight on Monday 17 April to apply. It is quick and easy to do online by visiting the Government's register to vote webpage.

Anyone who has moved house recently should make sure they are registered at their new address if they want to vote.

People are also reminded they must have an approved form of photo identification if they want to vote at a polling station. A full list of approved forms of ID is available on our voter ID webpage.

Anyone who does not have one of the approved forms of photo ID needs to act now to apply for a free voter authority certificate. The deadline for applying for this is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.

Alternatively, residents can apply for a postal vote by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April. Photo ID is not required for people who choose to vote by post.

Ian Miller, Returning Officer for Wyre Forest said:

“People have to be registered if they want to be part of the democratic process and vote in the elections. There are also a few new rules which have come into force nationally, including the need for photo ID if people want to vote at a polling station. There are alternatives such as using a free voter authority certificate or applying for a postal vote, so people have plenty of options but they need to act now and get their applications in before the deadline.”

There is lots of information on the council’s website including key dates, how to register and more details on voter ID and voter authority certificates. Visit our elections webpage.

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