PEOPLE are being encouraged to check they are registered to vote in time for the first Police and Crime Commissioner elections on November 15.
The deadline to register to vote is Wednesday October 31. Anyone who has not yet registered should contact the electoral registration office at Rugby Borough Council on (01788) 533595 or visit www.rugby.gov.uk/elections to download a form.
The call comes as the Electoral Commission, the UK’s election watchdog, prepares to distribute a booklet to every household in England and Wales with information about these new elections.
Samantha Mills, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission, said: “These are new elections, taking place at an unfamiliar time of year and using a voting system that has not been widely used before. Our booklet will come through your letterbox at the end of October. It has all the information you need to cast your vote with confidence. This includes what the PCC elections are for, when they are taking place and how to vote.”
The Electoral Commission’s booklet will also contain details of the Government’s candidate information website. This is where voters will be able to find out who all of the candidates standing for election in their area are and read their election addresses. The booklet will also give the telephone number voters can ring to request printed information about candidates.