26th Sep, 2020

Eyes front: Borough council taking the register for local voters

REDDITCH residents are being urged not to lose their voice by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

From July 13 letters will be landing on doormats as part of the annual review of the electoral register which the borough council does to keep its electoral register up to date.

The process identifies residents who aren’t registered so they can be encouraged to do so and have a voice in how Redditch is run.

With elections set to take place in Redditch in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part and have their say on local decisions which will affect their lives.

Anyone eligible to be registered at the address will be listed on the form and if everything on the letter is correct residents don’t have to do anything.

If there are changes to be made, such as new people living at the property or someone leaving it, householders should follow the instructions on the letter to make the changes.

People are asked to respond to the letter only if there is a change.

“With the current coronavirus challenges, we aim to make the annual canvass process as simple as possible for residents – if the details on the letter for your property are correct, we don’t want to hear from you, if there are any changes which need to be made, then follow the online registration instructions on the first page,” said electoral services manager Darren Whitney.

“We have a duty to keep the electoral register as accurate as possible.

“As part of this we usually carry out door to door visits. We really don’t want to pay you a visit but will have to later this year, if the canvass is not complete.

“So help us update the electoral register in a simple and effective way which ensures personal contact is kept to a minimum.”

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