Lichfield and Burntwood residents urged not to lose their vote

Ballot box. Pic: Anthony Karanja

Ballot box. Pic: Anthony Karanja

Lichfield and Burntwood residents are being warned that they could miss out on the chance to vote at the next general election.

The warning came from Lichfield District Council as part of their drive to get voters to register.

Although the general election has not been called yet, council officials have already started preparing for polling day.

The job of compiling a new electoral register that will be the basis for next year’s elections has already begun. This included sending 42,904 annual canvas forms to households across the district.

And, in an effort to make sure no one who is eligible to vote is missed off the electoral register, the council is sending reminders out to households that have not yet registered, and canvassers will also be going door to door later this month to make sure everyone has filled in and returned their annual canvass forms.

Nina Dawes, Electoral Registration Officer, said:

“Remember, if you want to have your say at the next election, and help to choose the people that make decisions that affect your everyday life, you must be registered to vote. It is really simple to register. All you need to do is fill in your annual canvass form and send it back to us.”

If you are not sure whether you are registered yet, or want more information, visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or call Lichfield District Council’s elections team on 01543 308125.

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