Residents urged to register for Police and Crime Commissioner elections
People in Telford and Wrekin are encouraged to register to vote to make sure you can have your say in this spring's Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
The quickest andsimplest way to do this is online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
On Thursday 5 May voters in the borough go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Mercia region.
Anyone who isn’t registered to vote won’t be able to take part and have their say.
The deadline to register to vote in these elections is Monday 18 April 2016.
It only takes a few minutes to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Claire Porter, Electoral Registration Officer for Shropshire Council which is managing the PCC election across the West Mercia region, said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible so they can have their say on issues that affect their day-to-day lives. It only takes a few minutes to complete the form and register to vote online - spread the message amongst family and friends.”
Ben Brook, Head of Performance and English Regional Teams at the Electoral Commission, said: “It’s important that anyone who’s eligible, but has not yet registered to vote, does so. It’s easy and quick to do online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
You can get a paper copy of the registration form by contacting the electoral registration office on 01952 383206.