12,000 Coventry households risk losing their vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner election
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Residents in Coventry have been urged to make sure they don’t lose the chance to have their say in the Police and Crime Commissioner Election, taking place on Thursday 15 November.
Over the last three months households in Coventry have received an annual voter registration form in order to update the Register of Electors in advance of the election. The register was published today with a 94% city-wide response rate, but there are still over 12,000 properties in Coventry with no registered electors.
Martin Reeves, Electoral Registration Officer for Coventry said: "We are sending a notification and an additional household registration form to each of these properties in case the occupiers have changed or they failed to respond to the annual registration form. I urge the householders who receive the notification to return the form as soon as possible if they are eligible to vote. The legal registration deadline for this election is fast approaching; my team need to receive the completed forms by 31 October.
"The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands will hold the Chief Constable to account, directing how crime should be tackled in the area and deciding upon how the police budget should be spent. It would be a shame for people to miss out on having their say simply because they have not registered to vote."
Those who have recently changed address and have not returned a voter registration form can obtain one from www.coventry.gov.uk/registertovote or contact Electoral Services on 024 7683 3034 or email email@example.com
For more information about the Police and Crime Commissioner Election visit www.westmidlandspcc.info/