Posted: Tue 16th Apr 2024

Voter registration closes today for next months Police and Crime Commissioner elections

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales


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Anyone wanting to register to vote in next month’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election must do so by the end of today, Tuesday, April 16.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight.

On Thursday May 2, voters will go to the polls to vote for North Wales’ PCC.

The role of the PCC is to ensure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, bringing communities closer to the police, building confidence in the system and restoring trust.

In North Wales four candidates have put themselves forward to become the region’s next PCC. These are:

  • Andy Dunbobbin – Labour and Co-operative Party
  • Ann Griffith – Plaid Cymru
  • Brian Jones – Welsh Conservative Party
  • Richard Marbrow – Welsh Liberal Democrats

Anyone wanting to vote must make sure they are registered in time.

Voters have a range of options – they can vote in person, by post or by appointing someone they trust to vote in their place, known as a proxy vote.

You can find out more about the different ways to vote on the council’s PCC election webpage.

You can apply online at gov.uk/register-to-vote. It takes just five minutes.

Photo ID

At the PCC election voters will need to show photographic ID at the polling station in order to be able to vote.

Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport or drivers’ licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card.

Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

Jackie Killeen, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance, said: “Anyone voting at a polling station will need to show photo ID before they can be given their ballot paper.

“It’s important that everyone understands what types of ID they can use, and how to apply for free ID if they need it.

“You can find information about the new requirement and what to expect at the polling station, on the Electoral Commission’s website.”

Ian Bancroft, Returning Officer at Wrexham Council, said: “With elections taking place in Wrexham on May 2, 2024, it is important that those who want to vote make sure they have an accepted form of ID.

“It may seem early but checking now means you will be ready to vote in May.

“Residents who do not have one of the accepted forms of ID can apply for free ID either online or by completing a paper application form and sending this to Wrexham’s electoral services team.

“If you need any help with applying for the free ID or want to request an application form, contact the electoral services team on email [email protected] or call 01978 292020.”

Anyone who doesn’t have one of the accepted forms of ID will be able to apply for free ID online or by completing a paper form.

The full list of accepted ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website, along with more information about the new requirement and details of how to apply for the free ID, at electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID.

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