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Make sure you can vote in the PCC elections

7 March 2016

Voters will be heading to the polls on 5 May 2016 to elect a new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cumbria.

This is the second time PCC elections have been held, following the election of Richard Rhodes as the county’s first elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria in November 2012.

Some areas of the county will also have local elections on the same day.

Now residents are being encouraged to make sure they are on the Register of Electors so they can have their say in these elections.

As long as your name is included in the Register of Electors you will be able to vote, but if your name doesn’t appear on the Register of Electors you won’t be able to vote and you may also find it difficult to obtain financial services such as a credit card or a mortgage or even have difficulty opening a bank account.

If you think you’re not registered, or if you have moved recently, the closing date for registering to vote in the PCC and local elections is Monday, 18 April 2016.

It is easy to register, just go online to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

The PCC’s role is to act as the public’s voice on how policing is carried out in Cumbria.

They will also be responsible for setting the force’s budget and deciding what its priorities and strategy should be.

If anyone would like a postal vote, or wishes to change an existing postal or proxy vote, they must apply to their Electoral Registration Officer in their local authority area by 5pm on Tuesday, 19 April, 2016.

Applications for new proxy votes must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, 26 April, 2016. Applications for proxy votes because of a medical emergency or for work/service reasons, which have occurred after 5pm on 26 April can be accepted until 5pm on polling day.

All application forms can be obtained from the Electoral Registration Officer at the local authority where the applicant is registered to vote. Completed forms must be submitted to the same Electoral Registration Officer by the relevant date.

The contact details of councils within the Cumbria Police Area are below:

  • Allerdale Borough Council - Electoral Registration Officer, Allerdale House, Workington CA14 3YJ
  • Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council - Electoral Registration Officer, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2LD
  • Carlisle City Council - Electoral Registration Officer, Civic Centre, Carlisle CA3 8QG
  • Copeland Borough Council - Electoral Registration Officer, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven CA28 7SJ
  • Eden District Council – Electoral Registration Officer, Town Hall, Penrith CA11 7QF
  • South Lakeland District Council – Electoral Registration Officer, South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4UQ
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