Residents intending to vote in the election for Greater Manchester’s first ever Police and Crime Commissioner are being reminded about two important deadlines.
The deadline to receive applications from anyone who has not already registered to vote is a week today, midnight on Wednesday 31 October. The deadline to request a postal vote is 5pm on 31 October.
The elections take place on Thursday 15 November.
Anyone who is not already registered to vote or would prefer a postal vote and has not asked for one should contact their local elections office as soon as possible.
Bolton residents who are not already registered can download an application form from the Council’s website at www.bolton.gov.uk or by calling 01204 33 3843/1248/8784. These are also the details to request a postal vote.
Sean Harriss, Chief Executive of Bolton Council and Local Returning Officer for Manchester said: “Voting in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections is very straightforward and similar to a local election. You receive a polling card and then take it along to a local polling station on November 15, where you cast your vote.
However, there is not a lot of time left now for anyone who needs to register to vote, or wants to request a postal vote, so we’d encourage people to act as soon as possible.”
Elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner will normally be held every four years, with the next elections taking place in May 2016.
A booklet will be delivered to all households this month by the Electoral Commission, giving Greater Manchester residents details about what the elections are for and what powers the Police and Crime Commissioner will have; which voting system will be used and how it works; when the elections are taking place and where to get further information, including information about candidates.
For more information visit www.greatermanchesterpccelection.org.uk
For candidate details, including candidates’ addresses, visit www.choosemypcc.org.uk