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Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner elections: Mark your calendar for May

2:47 pm, Tuesday, 26th March 2024 - 33 seconds ago

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The official notice for the upcoming Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner election has been released today. The election is set for Thursday 2 May 2024 and eligible voters within the Humberside Police force area can participate. All eligible electors will receive poll cards over the next few days. 

Humberside Police covers four local authorities: East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull City Council, North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire. With a diverse population with varied policing needs, residents are urged to familiarise themselves with new voting laws to engage in this essential democratic process. 

Alan Menzies, interim chief executive of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, is appointed as the police area returning officer for Humberside. In his role, he ensures the fair conduct of the election. 

Those interested in running for Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner can submit nomination papers from Tuesday 26 March to Friday 5 April 2024. Nomination process details are available on East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s website, and a list of candidates will be published on Monday 8 April. 

The Election Act 2022 now requires voters to present an acceptable form of photographic evidence to be able to vote in person at this election. More information is available from the electoral commission at Accepted forms of photo ID | Electoral Commission    

Alan Menzies, police area returning officer for Humberside, said: “I encourage all eligible voters in Humberside to register if they are not already on the electoral register and participate in this significant election.  

“The Police and Crime Commissioner plays a vital role in shaping policing strategy and accountability. Your vote can influence the future of law enforcement in our region.” 

Residents who are already registered to vote do not need to register again unless there have been any changes in their circumstances that they have not informed the council about. 

Information about the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner elections, including nomination procedures and how to vote, is available on East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s website Police and Crime Commissioner Election (eastriding.gov.uk) 

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