The deadline for residents wanting to register to vote in the upcoming Police Crime Commissioner election is today, Wednesday 31st October, at 5pm.
Today is also the final day for people to send off postal votes too.
The PCC Elections are an opportunity for residents to vote for someone who will ultimately be responsible for issues such as how the policing budget is spent, as well as working with the public and victims of crime on community safety.
"Not only is it vital to be registered by October 31 to ensure you can vote in this election, it is also really important to be on the electoral register. For example, many organisations such as banks and building societies use it to cross-check the addresses of people applying to them.”
- The role of the PCC is to set the policing priorities in line with national and local priorities.
- All eligible voters will receive a poll card, which will include the address of the polling station.
- The deadline for residents who wish to register to vote is Wed 31 October at 5pm.
- The deadline for residents who wish to vote by post is also on Wednesday 31 October at 5pm.
- Residents who are unable to go to a Polling Station on Election Day are also able to register to vote by proxy (where someone can vote on your behalf). This deadline is at 5pm on Wed 7 November.
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