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Only days left to secure your vote

Voters in Herefordshire have only a few days left to secure their ability to vote at the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 15 November 2012.

The deadline to make sure you are on the electoral register is Wednesday 31 October 2012, which is also the last day you can apply for a postal vote.

The Local Returning Officer for the West Mercia area, Claire Porter, said: “If your name is not already on the electoral register, you only have a few days to register to vote.  If you aren’t registered, you won’t be able to vote.

“It’s also very straightforward to register and to apply for a postal vote if you want to take that option.  Just get in touch with the council or use the Electoral Commission’s website.”

People who live in Herefordshire can call the customer service centre on 0844 9396107 or email elections@herefordshire.gov.uk.

You can also go to the Electoral Commission’s website at About my Vote to register.

Police and Crime Commissioners will be elected by the public to oversee how crime is tackled in their area to make sure the police are providing a good service.  The role will include:

  • Meeting the public regularly to listen to their views on policing.
  • Producing a police and crime plan setting our local policing priorities.
  • Deciding how the budget will be spent.
  • Appointing Chief Constables and dismissing them if needed.

There is more information about the elections at Choose my PCC and printed information can be obtained by calling 0800 1 07 07 08.