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Council pleased with response to electoral canvass
7:00am Tuesday 31st July 2012 in Local
SIXTY five per cent of households in Wyre Forest replied first time to an annual electoral registration canvass.
Wyre Forest District Council set up a campaign this year to get people to reply first time to the canvass, by phone, post or online.
Ian Miller, electoral registration officer for Wyre Forest, said: “A second copy of the registration form is now being delivered to the households that haven't replied. I would urge residents who receive one to ensure that they take a few minutes to make sure that the electoral register is correct for their address.”
He added sending a second form or a canvasser to collect it if it is not received was an “expensive way” to get the information needed to include residents on the electoral register to vote.
The register, which contains the details of Wyre Forest electors who will be able to vote in the election, will be published on October 16 and will be available at libraries and the Worcestershire Hub in Stourport, Bewdley and Kidderminster.
The election for the police and crime commissioner for West Mercia will be held on November 15.