Police and crime commissioner elections 

Town Hall

Poll cards have started to be delivered for the elections to become Greater Manchester's first ever Police and Crime Commissioner.

The elections take place on Thursday 15 November.

Anyone who is registered to vote but has not received their poll card by Tuesday 23 October should contact their local elections office.

The deadline to receive applications from anyone who has not already registered to vote is 5pm on 31 October, which is also the deadline to request a postal vote.

Residents who are not already registered can download an application form from the Council’s website or by calling 01204 333 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 Bolton said: “This election is only a few weeks away and we want to remind residents who aren't already registered to vote, or those who want to request a postal vote, that there is still time to do so. It's a quick and easy process and we'd encourage people to act before it's too late."

A full list of confirmed candidates will be published on Tuesday 23 October.

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.



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