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Time running out to register to vote in Police Commissioner elections


People in Leeds are being reminded that time is running out to be registered to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.



You need to have your name on the list by 5pm on Wednesday October 31 to be eligible to have your say. Over the past few months registration forms and reminders have been sent out and canvassers have been busy reminding people to vote.



Anyone not on the electoral register by then will not be able to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections taking place across England and Wales on November 15.



Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will be responsible for holding Chief Constables to account, while Chief Constables remain responsible for directing and controlling police forces. Voters across West Yorkshire will be voting for one Police and Crime Commissioner for the whole county.



Susanna Benton, Leeds City Council’s electoral services manager, said:

“Not only is it vital to be registered by October 31 to ensure you can vote in this election, it is also really important to be on the electoral register.  For example, many organisations such as banks and building societies use it to cross-check the addresses of people applying to them.”



Anyone who is not registered, or who would like further information, can contact the electoral services office by emailing electors@leeds.gov.uk or by clicking on ‘Contact Electoral Services’ under related links on the Council’s website at www.leeds.gov.uk If you have further queries you can call the LCC elections helpline on 0113 222 4411. It is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.



For more information on the PCC elections visit www.aboutmyvote.co.uk or for information on the candidates visit www.choosemypcc.org.uk



Journalists who require further information about the PCC elections should contact:

Wakefield Council Communications team

Email: pressoffice@wakefield.gov.uk

Web: www.wakefield.gov.uk

Telephone 01924 305295