Poll register call to Wyre Forest EU citizens

Kidderminster Shuttle: Poll register call to Wyre Forest EU citizens Poll register call to Wyre Forest EU citizens

CITIZENS of other European Union countries who are residents of Wyre Forest are being encouraged to register to vote.

Nearly 1,000 citizens from the rest of the EU are ready to vote in the district at either this year’s local government or European Parliament elections, or both - the polls are due to be held on the same day, May 22.

Any UK resident who is a citizen of another EU member state can register to vote in local government elections. They are also entitled to choose whether to vote at a European parliamentary election in either Britain or their home country. Applications and declarations stating they will vote only in Britain election must be returned by May 6.

Wyre Forest electoral returning officer Ian Miller said: “The statistics are a vivid illustration of one aspect of diversity in Wyre Forest, with nationals of more than 20 other EU states registered to vote here in the local Government elections.

“If any of them wish to cast their vote in the UK in the forthcoming European Parliament elections and haven’t already made a declaration, they need to submit it by May 6.”

The largest group of electors registered to vote in Wyre Forest come from Poland, comprising 430. The next biggest is from Italy, with 142 voters. In contrast, there is just one voter each from Croatia, Cyprus and Estonia.

More than 200 of the voters have registered to vote in both Wyre Forest District Council and European Parliament elections.

A declaration form to vote in the UK can be sought by calling 01562 732928 or emailing electoral@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

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10:58am Sun 30 Mar 14

gypsyman1 says...

ukip
ukip gypsyman1
  • Score: -6

11:19am Sun 30 Mar 14

Europeanist64 says...

Nothing wrong with democracy. My British parents living in Spain have the right to vote in Spain.

Paying taxes, as other EU citizens in Wyre Forest do, without representation is tyranny.

UKIP? Don't make me laugh. They seem to want to take GB out of the reality of the global economy, and remove immigrants. Will European nations want to trade with us if we are kicking their people out of GB? The EU is the world's largest free trade area and GB has instant access to the free movement of: people, capital and goods in that free trade area.

BNUKIP usually argue that we will still be in the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) and keep our same trade arrangements. The decision-making about the EFTA is done by the EU, so how could we influence developments in EFTA if we leave the EU? Also under BNUKIP's wishes we would have to leave NATO as the EU represents Europe in NATO.
Nothing wrong with democracy. My British parents living in Spain have the right to vote in Spain. Paying taxes, as other EU citizens in Wyre Forest do, without representation is tyranny. UKIP? Don't make me laugh. They seem to want to take GB out of the reality of the global economy, and remove immigrants. Will European nations want to trade with us if we are kicking their people out of GB? The EU is the world's largest free trade area and GB has instant access to the free movement of: people, capital and goods in that free trade area. BNUKIP usually argue that we will still be in the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) and keep our same trade arrangements. The decision-making about the EFTA is done by the EU, so how could we influence developments in EFTA if we leave the EU? Also under BNUKIP's wishes we would have to leave NATO as the EU represents Europe in NATO. Europeanist64
  • Score: -3

4:42pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Wagtail59 says...

A sideshow, being on a register is one thing, getting people to vote is another.
A sideshow, being on a register is one thing, getting people to vote is another. Wagtail59
  • Score: 4

9:45pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Barefoot and different says...

Why vote, a waste of time and effort all voting does is rubber stamp what has been decided decided by the parties, for the parties and to hell with what the people think!
Why vote, a waste of time and effort all voting does is rubber stamp what has been decided decided by the parties, for the parties and to hell with what the people think! Barefoot and different
  • Score: -1

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