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Households across Lichfield and Burntwood are being reminded that they need to register if they want to vote. Lichfield District Council has started the job of compiling a new electoral register that will be the basis for any elections held next year. This included sending 43,388 annual canvas forms to households across the area. And, in an effort to make sure no one who is eligible to vote is missed off the electoral register, the council has sent reminders out to households that have not yet registered. Canvassers will also be going door to door over the next few weeks to make sure everyone has filled in and returned their forms. Nina Dawes, Lichfield District Electoral Registration Officer, said: “Remember, if you want to have your say at election time and help to choose the people that make decisions that affect your everyday life, you must be registered to vote. “It is simple to register. All you need to do is fill in your annual canvass form and send it back to us.” For more information, visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or telephone Lichfield District Council’s elections team on 01543 308125.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.