People are being reminded they need to be on the electoral register if they wish to vote in the elections for the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner which are taking place next month.
The elections will take place on Thursday, 5 May and people wanting to have their say need to be registered by Monday, 18 April.
They are not there to run local police forces but to hold them to account and respond to the needs of the public.
Their responsibilities include holding the chief constable to account for the performance of their force; setting the force budget; providing a link between the police and communities which includes consulting local people, the council and other organisations as well as overseeing community safety and the reduction of crime and ensuring value for money in policing.
Registering to vote is quick and easy and can be done online. An electoral registration form can be found and completed online via East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s website – www.eastriding.gov.uk or www.gov.co.uk/registertovote
Residents can also register by contacting the council’s electoral services on (01482) 393300 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents who are on the electoral register and wish to vote by post are able to apply for an application form now by going to www.eastriding.gov.uk/council/elections-and-voting/register-to-vote
The deadline for postal votes for the police and crime commissioner elections is 5pm on Tuesday, 19 April – but people must be registered to vote before completing the application form.
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