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Davina (and her nephew), one of many registering to voteat the One Stop Shopping Centre
in Birmingham at the launch of TickIT on Wednesday 5 February 2014.

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Simon Woolley Operation Black Vote (OBV)– Director, Joan Blaney CBE and other TickIT Members, Chester Morrison,
Walaa Idris and Maxie Hayles, at OBVs General Election Summit in London on Wednesday 5 March 2014.

 

European Parliament Elections

The European Parliament elections are extremely important. Most people don’t have a clue about how the EU works and how it affects our lives. The European Parliament now has significant law-making powers. (When first set up, it was a talking-shop with not much influence). The EU fights for equality and citizens’ rights. Many people don’t seem to realise that in a globalised world the 28 member states must work together for a powerful single market and a significant voice in the world.      

Rick Thompson, visiting professor in Broadcast and Journalism at Birmingham University.

 

Individual Electoral Registration (IER)

From June 10 2014, the way you register to vote has changed. Instead of one person completing the form for your household, each person now has to register individually. This is called ‘Individual Electoral Registration’ (IER).

There are two registers:

The Electoral Register:
The Electoral Register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote in public elections. The register is used for electoral purposes, such as making sure only eligible people can vote
 
The Open Register:
The open register is an extract of the electoral register, but is not used for elections. It can be bought by any person, company or organisation. It is used by businesses and charities for example, to confirm name and address details.
 

You can also apply to register anonymously:

Anonymous Registration
To apply for Anonymous Registration your safety or that of any other person in your household must be at risk if your details were made public. Applicants must give a reason for their application and documentary evidence in support of this reason.

It is suitable for people escaping from domestic violence or for people where their occupation would mean they must keep their identity private.

Deadline to Register for the next General Election is Monday 20th April 2015.
 

TickIT Campaign Timetable

January 2015

Date Description Time Venue
Tuesday 20th TickIT Forum and Voter Registration Meetings 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. The Heritage Centre, Clifford Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton. WV4 4AA

February 2015

Date Description Time Venue
Thursday 5th TickIT Voter Registration Workshop 6.30 – 8.30 p.m. 387 London Road, Croydon, London, CRO EPE
Friday 13th Young black peoples debate on Voter Registration in partnership with Black Exposure Live (BEX) 7.00 p.m. South & City College, Digbeth, Birmingham
Tuesday 17th TickIT Forum and Voter Registration Meetings 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. The Heritage Centre, Clifford Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton. WV4 4AA
Thursday 19th TickIT Meeting 4.00 – 6.00 p.m. The Drum, Potters Lane, Newtown, Birmingham. B6 4UU
Saturday 28th TickIT in conjunction with Black Women in Politics 12.00 – 3.30 p.m. Moreish Caribbean Restaurant, 337 – 339 Soho Road, Birmingham. B21 9SD. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladies-luncheon-uplifting-the-community-tickets-15289903513

March 2015

Date Description Time Venue
Monday 2nd ‘Who’s Got Your Back’ Young People’s Political Debate in conjunction with ‘BEX Live’. 6.00 – 8.00 p.m. Nottingham Trent University Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU
Tuesday 17th TickIT Meeting 4.00 – 6.00 p.m. The Drum, Potters Lane, Newtown, Birmingham. B6 4UU
Thursday 19th Meeting with Church Leaders around implementation of the Black Churches Manifesto 12.00 – 2.00 p.m. The Drum, Potters Lane, Newtown, Birmingham. B6 4UU
Thursday 19th TickIT Forum, Parliamentary Candidates meet the African Caribbean community. 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. The Heritage Centre, Clifford Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton. WV4 4AA
Friday 20th ‘Who’s Got Your Back’ Young People’s Political Debate in conjunction with ‘BEX Live’ 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. The Fusion Centre, Digbeth, Birmingham. B5 6DY
Tuesday 24th Black Churches Manifesto ‘Voter and Political Mobilisation’ Event 6.00 – 8.00 p.m. West Bromwhich Town Hall, High Street, West Bromwich
Friday 27th ‘Who’s Got Your Back’ Young People’s Political Debate in conjunction with ‘BEX Live’ 7.00 – 9.00 p.m Manchester University, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL

April 2015

Date Description Time Venue
Thursday 2nd TickIT Voter Registration Workshop 7.00 – 9.00p.m. Ladywood Community Centre, Ladywood, Birmingham
Wednesday 8th TickIt Roadshow 11.00 – 3.00pm Wolverhampton
Thursday 9th TickIt Roadshow 11.00 – 3.00pm Birmingham
Saturday 11th TickIt Roadshow 11.00 – 3.00pm London
Tuesday 21st TickIT Forum and Voter Registration Meetings 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. The Heritage Centre, Clifford Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton. WV4 4AA
Thursday 23rd TickIT Meeting 4.00 – 6.00pm The Drum, Potters Lane, Newtown, Birmingham. B6 4UU