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Police and crime commissioner elections getting closer

Polling cards will be sent out to Herefordshire residents from 16 October for the first ever police and crime commissioner elections.

The election, to be held on 15 November, is for the whole of the West Mercia area.

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 out local policing priorities.
  • Deciding how much budget will be spent.
  • Appointing chief constables and dismissing them if needed.

There is more information about the elections here – About my Vote

Details of the candidates standing for election in the West Mercia Police area will be available at Choose my PCC from 26 October, and a print on demand phone line will also be available on 0800 1 07 07 08.

People will be able to make their choice by going to their local polling station or voting by post.

There is still time to register for a postal vote, by clicking here: Postal Voting

If you haven’t registered to vote, or if you aren’t sure whether you are on the register of electors, you can print off a form from About my Vote, the website of the independent elections watchdog, the Electoral Commission, or telephone Shropshire Council on 0345 678 9000.