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Team to visit homes in Lichfield and Burntwood to find out who is eligible to vote

A team of canvassers will be visiting addresses across Lichfield and Burntwood that have not given details of who is eligible to vote.

Lichfield District Council has sent enquiry forms to every home followed by reminders to help draw up the electoral register.

But because more than 6,000 households have still not responded a a team will be out visiting these properties from October 27 to November 20.

Diane Tilley, Electoral Registration Officer for Lichfield District Council, said: “It’s really important that all households across the district return their household enquiry forms to us, so that our electoral register is up to date.

“It also helps us to identify anyone who is not registered to vote, so we can send them an invitation to register.

“This is why we’re sending canvassers out to all the local households that have still not responded. But, in the meantime, if any households have received a reminder, but have not acted on it, please do so now. It will save both time and money.”

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4 Comments

  1. Johnneo

    30th October, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Thought the completion of this form was compulsory, if so, fine those who have not filled it in. Let them lose their vote through their apathy. No doubt those canvassers will be well paid ( by us) to call on those residents who can’t be bothered. Thought the council were watching the pennies!

  2. Darryl

    31st October, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Perhaps people are utterly sick of ineffectual voting regimes?

  3. Johnneo

    5th November, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Some agreement there but unfortunately electorate rejected proportional representation when given chance by lib Dems. They should have had vote at the end of their tenure as they showed coalition can keep extreme policies in check. Which we are now seeing eg benefit cuts for disabled

  4. Philip John

    7th November, 2017 at 8:05 am

    AV is not proportional representation! Please look it up…