Polling stations open for PCC election

Polling stations across the county are open today, Thursday 18 July to choose the next Police and Crime Commissioner for the Northumbria Police area.

The polling stations will be open from 7am - 10pm at 222 community venues across the county so if you are eligible to vote, make sure you go along and cast your vote - it can really make a difference.

Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives who oversee how crime is tackled in the local police force area. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure the police force is effective.

If you are still undecided who to vote for you can view a short election statement written by each of the four candidates on www.choosemypcc.org.uk
 
Over recent weeks, polling cards have been sent to residents through the post informing them  of their elector number and their local polling station. While it is helpful if the card is brought along when residents vote, it is not essential, so if you’ve mislaid it, you can still vote, as long as you are registered and eligible.

If you are unsure where your local polling station is you can log on to the Northumberland County Council website www.northumberland.gov.uk and type your home postcode into the My Place box on the home page. This will bring up details of your nearest polling station.
 
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