With the number of new arrivals into the city daily and those that are here already, the number of people no registered to vote is of increasing concern which has been recognised with the launch of various initiatives.
Birmingham Empowerment Forum which has been working on voter registration voluntarily has now teamed up with the African & Caribbean Millenium Centre at 339 Dudley Road Winson Green Birmingham and will be hosting weekly Voter registration sessions every Tuesday between 10.00am - 2.00pm as a part of its connecting communities initiative, as from Tuesday 3rd February.
There will be staff on hand to assist people in registering to vote online and the service is free and open to all. Being in the community is essential for ease of access and online registration is quick efficient and enables the public to know that they will be able to vote at the forthcoming elections.
It is essential to note also that should you move home you must register to vote from your new address as it is not automatically transferable and also you can be selected for Jury Service, once registered.
These sessions are important in order to ensure that the public has every opportunity to have their voice heard this May.
F: Desmond Jaddoo