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Final call to register to vote

With the election for the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire taking place on 15th November, Bedford Borough Council is concerned that no one should miss out on the opportunity to have their say.

 

The Council has been encouraging residents to make sure they are registered ahead of this Wednesday 31st October, when registration for this election closes.

 

Each year,  the Council’s Registration & Records Unit send Voter Registration Forms to every household within the borough asking residents to register all eligible voters and those aged 16 and 17.  The Electoral Register is updated each year through the annual canvass process, and a new Register is normally published on the 1 December.  However, because of the new elections taking place for Police and Crime Commissioners this November, the Government moved the date of Annual Canvass and the new Register was published this year on 16 October 2012.

 

For details on the election visit www.bedford.gov.uk/democracy or call our helpline number on 01234 276916.

 

Keith Simmons, Head of Registration and Records, said: “You have to be registered to vote to take part in this November’s Police and Crime Commissioner Election.

 

“The deadline for registration for the election is the 31st October so you need to get in touch now if you’re not registered. The vast majority of residents responded to the annual canvass taking place earlier but for anyone who hasn’t registered forms are available on the internet at www.bedford.gov.uk/democracy or you can call our helpline 01234 276916.”

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