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Voters urged to register

    01/10/2019


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    Residents in Stafford Borough are being reminded to get their electoral registration forms back in if they want to be able to vote in future polls.

    Reminders have been sent out this week to 6,400 properties across the borough urging people to register.

    Around 89% of the ‘Household Enquiry Forms’ have already been returned – and failing to do so can lead to a fine.

    Eligible residents must register each year and people can do so by responding to the ‘Household Enquiry Form’. Advice is available from www.staffordbc.gov.uk/how-do-you-register-to-vote or email elections@staffordbc.gov.uk or call 01785 619424.

    The borough has a good reputation for voter turnout with the area exceeding the national average at previous general and local elections.

    Borough Council Chief Executive, Tim Clegg, who is the Electoral Registration Officer, said local residents were among the best in the country at registering to vote.

    He continued: “I would also encourage people to check with family members and friends to ensure they register too so they do not miss out at future elections. It is easy to register and you can do it very quickly especially online which many of our residents now do.” 
    There are currently more than 100,000 people who are eligible to vote in Stafford Borough.

    Press release 5564
     

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