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Townsfolk urged to make sure they can vote
8:00am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
BROMSGROVE residents are being urged to make sure they have the right to vote in next year’s election.
Registration forms containing the current details of the people who are listed on the register of electors for a property are being sent to district households until mid-October.
Residents must respond in order to confirm that all details are correct, or make any changes.
Confirmation of no changes can made using a freephone number, the internet or text messaging, as well as the option of returning the form by freepost.
Any changes to the details on the form, for instance adding or deleting names, can only be made by completing the registration form and returning it in the freepost envelope provided.
Councillor Mark Bullivant, the district council’s portfolio holder for democratic services, said: “Responding to the annual canvass is vital to ensure you are able to vote.
“Anyone who is not correctly on the electoral register will not be able to vote in the European Parliamentary elections, and it could also prevent you getting credit, which could affect something as simple getting a phone contract.”
Coun Bullivant added failure to respond would result in reminders being sent out, which costs the council money that could be spent on other services.
The next election is for the European Parliament and is due to take place next May.
For more details call electoral shared services on 01527 881 421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively visit bromsgrove.gov.uk/elections.
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