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Townsfolk encouraged to register for police elections
10:20am Saturday 15th September 2012 in News
TOWNSFOLK are being reminded to make sure they are registered to vote in the first ever police and crime commissioner elections, being held this year.
The election, which will be taking place on November 15, is for the whole of the West Mercia area with Bromsgrove considered one of the key areas.
Police and crime commissioners will be elected by the public to hold chief constables and the police force to account, and will essentially make the police accountable to the people they serve.
Bromsgrove District Council leader Roger Hollingworth said: “The new police and crime commissioner elections will ensure that the people of Bromsgrove are being served well by the police.
“In order to have your say, you must be registered so I would say to all residents it is in their best interests to register and vote.”
Registering takes a few minutes. Residents can complete the form that was sent out recently at the annual canvass, or can print off a form from aboutmyvote.co.uk, the website of the independent elections watchdog.
Residents can also call the elections helpline on 01527 881 421 or email email@example.com.