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PCC election. EU referendum

Voters urged to register for PCC election and EU referendum

 

Bedford Borough Council is urging residents not yet registered to vote to go online and register their details.

 

On 5 May voters across the Borough will be able to go to the polls to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Bedfordshire. There will also be an 'in, out' referendum on the European Union taking place on 23 June.

 

But residents not registered to vote will not be able to exercise their right to have their say.

 

Philip Simpkins, Chief Executive of Bedford Borough Council, said: "Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible. Not only do we have the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire this year but there is also a once in a lifetime opportunity to have your say on the UK’s relationship with the EU.

 

 "I'd urge people living across the Borough to register online today. It only takes a few minutes and avoids the need to complete forms."

 

The deadline for registering to vote in time for the PCC election is 18 April and while there is still time, it's running out quickly.

 

Anyone who needs to register should go to www.bedford.gov.uk/register-to-vote today. Those applying will need to enter some basic information, including their date of birth and national insurance number.  The process takes less than five minutes.

 

British, Irish, Commonwealth and EU citizens over 16 can register to vote.

 

Polling cards will be sent out in early April for the PCC elections 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.

 

Residents should also consider whether they will be able to vote in person. Those who will be unable to go to the polling station can apply for a postal or proxy vote. 

 

For more information, visit http://www.bedford.gov.uk/

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