Postal voters urged to return ballot packs
News release issued:
So far almost 47% of people registered to vote by post have returned their ballot packs for the local elections on Thursday 4 May.
With a bank holiday on Monday (1 May) postal voters are being reminded to send their ballot packs as soon as possible.
All 33 seats are up for election on Wyre Forest District Council. There are also contested elections for Bewdley Town Council and four of the six wards on Stourport-on-Severn Town Council. All other parish council elections are uncontested and candidates for seats on those parish councils, including two wards in Stourport-on-Severn Town Council, have been declared as automatically elected.
Kidderminster Town Council elections will take place in May 2024.
Ian Miller, Returning Officer said:
“Thank you to the thousands of people who have already returned their postal votes. It really helps the process when they are sent back to us as soon as possible. We are urging postal voters to get their ballot packs in the post now but, if they cannot return it by post in time, there is always the option to drop it into their normal polling station on election day.”
More information about the upcoming elections can be found on the council’s website.
Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 4 May. Anyone voting in person needs to take photo ID with them. Details of what photo ID will be accepted are available on the council’s website . If someone who votes in person does not have one of the acceptable types of photo ID, it is now too late to apply for a voter authorisation certificate for this election.