September 22nd, 2016

Redditch residents urged to return forms to remain eligible to vote

Redditch residents urged to return forms to remain eligible to vote Redditch residents urged to return forms to remain eligible to vote

REDDITCH residents who wish to vote are reminded to check their details and return their Household Enquiry Forms as soon as possible.

The forms, which were sent to all households asking residents at that address to check that information on the electoral register is correct, were sent out throughout August, and all residents should have now received them.

However, the council are concerned that many residents have not yet returned these forms or filled them in online and so are encouraging people to do so as quickly as possible.

Darren Whitney, Electoral Services Manager, said: “Anyone who wants to vote in any future elections must be registered.

“To make sure you are able to have your say, simply check the form and respond via Freephone, SMS, online or by sending the form back. Whichever way you choose, it should only take five minutes.

“It’s particularly important that anyone who has moved house recently looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered, as past research from the Electoral Commission shows that fewer than half of all recent home movers are registered to vote.”

The aim of the form is to ensure the electoral register is up to date and to identify anyone who is not registered so that they can be invited to do so.

If details are correct, residents can quickly respond via www.householdresponse.com/bromsgroveandredditch or Freephone 0800 197 9871 or text NOCHANGE followed by security codes on the top of their form to 80212.

Any residents who have any questions can contact the elections team on 01527 881 421 or email elections@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk.

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