16 Oct 2012
Poll cards have started to be delivered for the elections to become Greater Manchester's first ever Police and Crime Commissioner.
The elections will take place on Thursday 15th November 2012.
Anyone in Stockport who is registered to vote but who has not received their poll card by Tuesday 23rd October should contact Stockport Council’s elections office.
The deadline to receive applications from residents who have not already registered to vote is 5pm on 31st October, which is also the deadline to request a postal vote.
To check you are registered or to obtain a postal vote, phone 217 6026 or e-mail .
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 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 474 3029.
For more information or to check where your polling station is phone 217 6026, e-mail or visit www.stockport.gov.uk/policecommissioner
A full list of confirmed candidates will be published on Tuesday 23rd October.
Elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner will normally be held every four years, with the next elections taking place in 2016.
A booklet will be delivered to all households this month by the Electoral Commission, providing 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