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People living in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged not to miss out on their vote. Voter registration forms are dropping through letterboxes across the Lichfield District Council area so they can compile the electoral register. Anyone who has not received their form by mid-September, should contact Lichfield District Council’s Electoral Services on 01543 308125 or email elections@lichfielddc.gov.uk. Nina Dawes, Electoral Registration Officer, said:
“Some people may not realise they have to register every year. Registering to vote is very simple. All you need to do is update the annual canvass form with the details of everyone in your household who is eligible to vote, and return it to us as soon as you can. If your details have not changed, you can confirm this really quickly by either going online or calling a free phone number – the details of which you will find on your form. “It‘s important that you respond to the voter registration form so you can take part in any elections that take place in 2012. You should include the details of anyone who lives in your household who is over 16 years of age and are British, Commonwealth or European Union citizens. “On your electoral registration form you can opt to have your details excluded from the edited register. This will mean your details cannot be bought by individuals and commercial organisations.”

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.