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