This time was very different as we teamed up with Birmingham Elections Office that sent three officers out in order to help with any queries and registration. This time people could check if they were on the register and also not only register but, also apply for postal voting at the same time.
This is indeed progress and the clinic was very busy for over the 2 hour duration.
There is still a lot of work to be done and in these time of economic hardship it is important in my view that people are in a position to express themselves at the Ballot Box and not just turn up to do so only to be told that they are not registered.
Many do not realise the importance of being on the Electoral Register, such as to be selected for Jury Service the register is a reference point for selection.
Importantly it is the tool for your voice to be heard. I am not telling anyone who to vote for, just ensure that you are ready to do so.
Our next Electoral Registration event is our Bring out the Vote Concert on Saturday 10th August 2012, at The New Testament Church of God, The Rock Spring Hill Birmingham at 6.30pm. This is a free family event and all are welcome.
We will also have a presence over the forthcoming weeks at various community events so listen out for further details.
Remember we all have a voice and you cannot be heard if you don’t use it, but to use it you must ensure that the preparation is in place.
Ensure you register to vote.
Contact Birmingham Elections Office www.birmingham.gov.uk/elections or
Tel: 0121 – 303 9454 or visit www.b-e-f.org.uk for further details.