Police commissioner election booklet to be sent to Rugby households

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ELECTIONS will be held next month to elect a new Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire,

In November this year, police authorities will be replaced by a directly elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

This means there will be one directly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for the whole of Warwickshire.

The elections will take place on November 15 using the supplementary vote system. The Commissioner will take on the majority of Police Authority functions, including hiring the Chief Constable, setting the council tax precept for the police area, setting a Police and Crime Plan, and monitoring performance against it.

A pink booklet on the PCC elections from the Electoral Commission will be delivered to all households in October.

Further information on the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election is available at the www.warwickshirepcc.info website and on Twitter @warkspccelects - https://twitter.com/warkspccelects

The registration deadline for the PCC elections is 31 October. The deadline for amendments to existing absent votes or new postal votes is 5pm on 31 October. The deadline for new proxy votes is 5pm on 7 November.

For further information or advice please contact the Elections team at Rugby Borough Council on 01788 533595.