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Police and Crime Commissioner elections: deadline reminder

Press Release   •   Oct 25, 2012 15:59 BST

Residents intending to vote in the election for Greater Manchester’s first ever Police and Crime Commissioner are being reminded about two important deadlines.

The deadline to receive applications from anyone who has not already registered to vote is midnight on Wednesday 31 October. The deadline to request a postal vote is 5pm on 31 October.

The elections take place on Thursday 15 November.

Anyone who is not already registered to vote or would prefer a postal vote and has not asked for one should contact Bury’s elections office as soon as possible on 0161 253 5252.

Mike Kelly, returning officer for Bury, said: “There’s not much time left, but it’s quick and easy to register or ask for a postal vote, so please act before it’s too late.”

Elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner will normally be held every four years, with the next elections taking place in May 2016.

A booklet will be delivered to all households this month by the Electoral Commission, giving Greater Manchester residents details about what the elections are for and what powers the Police and Crime Commissioner will have; which voting system will be used and how it works; when the elections are taking place and where to get further information, including information about candidates.

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For candidate details, including candidates’ addresses, visit


Press release issued: 25 October 2012.