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Residents should have received their Household Enquiry Forms over the course of the last month and are being reminded to return them as soon as possible.

The Canvass started in August so all households should have received a form asking residents at that address to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register is correct.

The aim of the form is to ensure the electoral register is up to date and to identify anyone who is not registered so that they can be invited to do so.

Many residents have not yet returned these forms or filled them in online and are being encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

Darren Whitney, Electoral Services Manager, said: “Anyone who wants to vote in any future elections must be registered. To make sure you are able to have your say, simply check the form and respond via Freephone, SMS, online or by sending the form back. Whichever way you choose, it should only take five minutes.”

It’s particularly important that anyone who has moved house recently looks out for the form and checks whether they are registered. Past research from the Electoral Commission shows that fewer than half of all recent home movers are registered to vote.

If details are correct, residents can quickly respond via www.householdresponse.com/bromsgroveandredditch or Freephone 0800 197 9871 or text NOCHANGE followed by security codes on the top of their form to 80212.

Any residents who have questions can contact the Elections Team.