Recent changes to the way people register to vote mean that up to 50,000 citizens here in Birmingham might lose their right to vote in elections. Those people will still live here in the city and pay tax but lose their right to have a say about who runs the country and the city council.
This is bad for Birmingham because many decisions about how much money we as a city get from Central Government are related to how many voters we have. It will also affect the number of MPs we have in Parliament which will mean fewer voices nationally sticking up for Brum.
Those people who do lose their right to vote will also find it harder to pass credit checks for things like mobile phones - companies use the electoral register as part of the credit check process.
50,000 Brummies are about to lose the right to vote. Make sure it’s not you.
It’s Your Voice and Your Vote. Make sure you are registered by going to https://www.gov.uk/registertovote by 19 November 2015. You will need your national insurance number, date of birth and full address. If you cannot find your national insurance number check a recent pay slip or telephone 0300 200 350.