Lichfield and Burntwood residents urged to register for Police and Crime Commissioner vote

People are being urged to make sure they’re registered to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections later this year.

May 5 will see people in Lichfield and Burntwood go to the polls once more.

Lichfield District Council is backing a national initiative to get people to register to vote between February 1 and 7.

Diane Tilley

Diane Tilley

Diane Tilley, Electoral Registration Officer for Lichfield District Council, said: “I’d urge people living in Lichfield and Burntwood to use the National Voter Registration Drive to spread the message among family and friends that it only takes a few minutes to complete the form and register to vote online.”

The deadline to register to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections is April 18. To register, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Ben Brook, from the Electoral Commission, said: “The National Voter Registration Drive exists because it’s important that anyone who’s eligible, but has not yet registered to vote, does so.

“Young people, students and people who move frequently are much less likely to be registered to vote so this drive is as important as ever.”

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4 Comments

  1. Jack Andrea

    28th January, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I’d rather be able to have a say in who our PCC is than have them appointed. It’s just a shame the turnout was so low last time (13% in Lichfield).

  2. Sabcat

    28th January, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Is there any position more pointless than the Police and Crime Commissioner?

    It does nothing to make the police more accountable to the communities they serve and the voter turnout in the last election (which will no doubt repeated in this election) shows that people recognise it for what it is – a waste of time and money.

  3. Jack Andrea

    28th January, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I wonder if Labour will be standing in this election. Would be a shame if the Conservatives won unopposed.

  4. FiveSpiresLive

    28th January, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Will LibDem’s Paul Ray be standing?