Make sure you are registered to vote by Wednesday 31 October if you wish to have your say in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday 15 November.
You need to be registered on the Electoral Register if you want to vote for the first local Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire. This is a new role and the job will entail overseeing the police and ensuring they follow local priorities.
The local Electoral Register for St Albans City and District is being published by St Albans City and District Council on 16 October. We will be sending out polling cards to residents on the register from 19 October.
If you are a local resident and are not on the register, you have until on 31 October to register to vote. Forms are available from the Electoral Services team, or they can be downloaded at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
Mike Lovelady, Electoral Registration Officer for St Albans, said: “You have to be on the electoral register if you want to have your say in the first Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Check to make sure you are on the electoral register, if you want to vote in these elections. If you are not on the register, you have until on 31 October 2012 to register.”
If you know that you will be unable to attend a polling station on election day, you can submit a postal vote, or ask someone to vote for you. The deadline to apply to vote by post in this election is 5pm on 31 October 2012, and to apply to vote by proxy is 5pm on 7 November 2012. Relevant forms are available at: http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/
For further information, please call the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website
More information about the role of a Police and Crime Commissioner is available at: http://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/
. Details of candidates will be published on this website from 26 October 2012.
Contact for the media:
Amanda Wilkinson, Media and Internal Communications Officer,
St Albans City and District Council
Tel: 01727 819317
Photograph provided courtesy of the Electoral Commission.