There’s now less than 100 days until Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s election and Broxtowe residents are being urged to make sure they’re registered to vote, so they don’t miss out on the chance to choose who they’d like to set the priorities for Nottinghamshire Police.
The election will take place on Thursday 5 May and local councils have been asked to help support the Electoral Commission campaign to increase awareness of the election and the role of the PCC.
Portfolio Holder for Resources at Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Paul Simpson said: “Broxtowe Borough Council is aware that there are still people across the Borough who have not registered to vote, including many young people and is encouraging anyone who hasn’t already done so make sure they take action so they can have their say in the PCC election before the 18 April deadline.
“Being on the electoral register is important not only to enable people to vote, but also when applying for things like a credit card or a mortgage as this can help validate information you provide.”
Residents won’t be able to vote if they aren’t on the Electoral Register. To check if they’re registered, Broxtowe residents should contact Broxtowe Borough Council.
Anyone who does need to register to vote should visit https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote with their National Insurance number to hand by Monday 18 April.
Polling cards will be sent out in early April and these will inform electors how to cast their vote. The full list of candidates standing for election will be announced on 8 April, following the close of nominations on 7 April. This information will be shared nationally on the Home Office website, as well as on Broxtowe’s website.
National Voter Registration Day is organised by Bite the Ballot, which aims to empower young people to stand up and make their voices heard through better political education and ensuring that this important group register to vote.
Source: Broxtowe Borough Council press release.