Get ready for important elections in 2016
18th February 2016
On Thursday 5 May 2016 voters in the Three Rivers district will go to the polls for the local district elections and the election of a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hertfordshire.
Local government elections select councillors who are responsible for making decisions on running services in your local area. This includes parks, leisure, housing, planning, and waste management. The Police and Crime Commissioner oversees the running of local police forces, including appointing the Chief Constable, setting the local budget and deciding what the priorities should be for the police in his area.
Steven Halls, Electoral Registration Officer for Three Rivers District Council, said: “Only people who are registered can take part in May’s elections. People living in the Three Rivers area will need to register to make sure that they don’t miss out on having their say on polling day”.
“Registering is easy and you can apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote in just a few minutes. You will need your date of birth and national insurance number.”
Ben Brook, Head of English regions at the Electoral Commission, said: “Anyone not yet registered to vote should do so as soon as possible so they will be able to have their say on issues that directly affect their day-to-day lives. It’s important that anyone who is eligible to be on the register, but has not yet registered, does so. The deadline to register to vote is Monday 18 April 2016.”
Those who would prefer can still apply using a paper form. The form can be downloaded from the registration site or alternatively be requested from your local electoral services team. Contact your local team on 01923 776611 or firstname.lastname@example.org and return it by the 18 April registration deadline.