People wishing to vote in next month’s Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Election must ensure they are on the electoral register by Monday, 18 April, 2016.
The election for the new police and crime commissioner will take place on Thursday, 5 May with the count taking place at The Spa Bridlington on Friday, 6 May.
Registering to vote is quick and easy and can be done online. An electoral registration form can be found and completed online at www.gov.uk/registertovote or by going to your local council’s website.
People can also register by telephoning their local council’s electoral services. Those who register after Monday, 18 April will not be eligible to vote in this election.
Those who are on the electoral register and wish to vote by post can do so by applying for an application form, which can be found on your local council’s website.
The deadline for postal votes for the police and crime commissioner election is 5pm on Tuesday, 19 April – but people must be registered to vote before completing the application form.
Police and crime commissioners are elected representatives who work to ensure that police forces across England and Wales are running effectively.
They are not there to run local police forces but to hold them to account and respond to the needs of the public.
Their responsibilities include holding the chief constable to account for the performance of their force; setting the force budget; providing a link between the police and communities which includes consulting local people, the council and other organisations as well as overseeing community safety and the reduction of crime and ensuring value for money in policing.