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Voter numbers fall by 300 in Wyre Forest
THE number of voters on the electoral register in Wyre Forest has fallen by nearly 300 people.
Wyre Forest District Council has announced there are now 78,234 voters on the register, down 278 - 0.4 per cent - since last year.
The annual canvass was held in autumn this year because of the upcoming police and crime commissioner elections being held on Thursday, November 15 and the figure will raise wide-spread fears there could be a low turnout.
Electoral registration officer, Ian Miller, said: “I would like to thank all Wyre Forest residents who responded to the canvass promptly.
“It is good to see so many local people taking advantage of modern methods to reply online or by telephone, helping the council to save money.”
According to the council, 95 per cent of households replied to the canvass, with 45 per cent responding on the internet, telephone or text message.
Eligible voters will already have received their poll card telling them where they can cast their vote and 10,894 residents registered for a postal vote should receive them from Wednesday, November 7.
The deadline for registering to vote is Wednesday, October 31.