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Sutton Coldfield Residents Urged To Register Vote
Did you know that failing to register on the electoral roll may affect your ability to get credit, a mortgage or even a mobile phone? Each autumn Birmingham City Council send out forms to Sutton Coldfield homes in order to make sure the details on the electoral roll are correct.

Since many credit companies, banks and phone operators use the electoral roll as a primary source on which to check on customers identify when conducting a credit report, not appearing on the register could directly lead to more than just not being able to vote.

Robert Connelly, Head of Electoral Services for the City, said:

If youre not registered to vote, then not only are you unable to make a decision about who represents you in Government, but you may find it harder to obtain credit.

Registering to vote is simple, quick and easy. If there are no changes to the information on the voter registration form, residents will be able to register by freephone, online, by text or by post.

To be eligible for entry to the electoral register you must be a British, Commonwealth, Irish or EU citizen who will be 18 on 1st December 2010. 16 and 17 year olds who will be 18 before 1st December 2011 should also register giving their date of birth so that they can vote as soon as they are 18.

If your details have not changed since last year you can register by calling the freephone number 0800 025 1050 Alternatively you can text your 2 security codes to the number shown on your form, or go to www.elecreg.co.uk/birmingham. However if you prefer you may also fill in and return the form via post.

Where the information is not full or correct, names of those no longer resident should be crossed out and any new names added before signing and posting back to the elections office.

Anyone who has not received a form, or has any queries about registration or voting, should ring the Elections Office on 0121 303 2731 or write or call at the Office at 150 Great Charles Street (next to Chest Clinic) Birmingham, B3 3HS.

Posted On:  23 September, 2010
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