25 Oct 2012
Residents intending to vote in the election for Greater Manchester’s first ever Police and Crime Commissioner are reminded of two important deadlines.
The deadline to receive applications from anyone who has not already registered to vote is Midnight on Wednesday 31 October. The deadline to submit a postal vote application 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 Stockport Council’s elections office as soon as possible.
To check you are registered or to obtain a postal vote, phone 0161 217 6026 or email
A voting registration form or application forms for either a postal or proxy vote can be collected from the Elections Office in Stockport Town Hall (entrance in Lacy Street, off Edward Street), Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, or by phoning 0161 217 6026 Monday to Friday 8am-6pm.
Completed forms must be received by the Elections Office by the above dates. Forms can be posted or hand delivered to the Elections Office, or faxed on 0161 474 3029.
For more information or to check where your polling station is phone 217 6026, email or visit www.stockport.gov.uk/policecommissioner
A booklet delivered to all households this month by the Electoral Commission, gives 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 about candidates.
For more information visit www.greatermanchesterpccelection.org.uk
For candidate details, including candidates’ addresses, visit www.choosemypcc.org.uk
Elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner will normally be held every four years with the next elections taking place in 2016.