Malvern Hills residents urged to register for Police and Crime Commissioner election
Residents are being urged to ensure they are registered to vote so they can have their say in the upcoming West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner election.
Voters go to the polls on Thursday, 5 May across West Mercia to elect someone to the role.
PCCs have a range of responsibilities and powers including overseeing community safety and the reduction of crime, holding the police to account and setting out a strategy and policing priorities for the force.
However, if people aren’t registered to vote then they will not be able to make their voice heard at the ballot box.
Registering to vote is simple and can be done online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and will only take a few minutes. Registration has to be completed on or before Monday, 18 April.
Matthew Box, Electoral Services Manager at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible so they can have their say on issues that affect their day-to-day lives. I’d urge people living in Malvern Hills District to spread the message amongst family and friends that it only takes a few minutes to complete the form and register to vote online.”
Paper copies of the registration form are available by contacting the elections team at Malvern Hills District Council on 01684 862 200.