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Police and Crime Commissioner elections - look out for your poll card

Press Release   •   Oct 23, 2012 11:39 BST

Poll cards have started to be delivered for the elections for Greater Manchester's first ever Police and Crime Commissioner.

The elections take place on Thursday 15 November.

Anyone who is registered to vote but has not received their poll card by Tuesday 23 October should contact their local elections office.

The deadline to receive applications from anyone who has not already registered to vote is 5pm on 31 October, which is also the deadline to request a postal vote.

Residents who are not already registered can download an application form from or call 0161 253 5252. These are the same contact details to request a postal vote.

Mike Kelly, returning officer for Bury, said: “You have to be on the register if you want to vote in these elections. It’s quick and easy to register, or to request a postal vote, so it’s not too late to act.”

A full list of confirmed candidates will be published on Tuesday 23 October.

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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Press release issued: 23 October 2012.