Lichfield and Burntwood residents reminded to register for their vote

Ballot box. Pic: Anthony Karanja

Ballot box. Pic: Anthony Karanja

People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being reminded that they need to make sure they are registered to vote if they want to have their say in the forthcoming general election.

Although the official date for the election is not yet known, Lichfield District Council is urging residents not to wait until the date has been announced before they secure their right to vote.

Nina Dawes, Electoral Registration Officer for Lichfield district, warned:

“The time between the election date being announced and the last chance to register to vote can be a matter of days. If you are not on the electoral register, you won’t be able to vote.”

For more information, and to register to vote, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/elections or telephone Lichfield District Council’s Elections team on 01543 308125.

Chris Hinde, Regional Manager for the Electoral Commission, said:

“Sometimes people don’t realise they need to re-register every year. Lichfield District Council sent you a registration form last autumn, but if you are not sure you returned it, or if you have moved house since then and have not registered with your new details, you need to register now. Don’t let anything stop you having your say on election day.”

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