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Police and Crime Commissioner Election called

Galw Etholiad Comisiynydd yr Heddlu a Throseddu

The official election period for the Police and Crime Commissioner positions across England and Wales has now started.

Elections will be held on 2nd May and in Pembrokeshire the vote will be for the next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Dyfed Powys.

The role of a PCC is to deliver an effective and efficient police service and cut crime in their police force areas.

They are elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and the police force to account on their behalf.

A Police and Crime Commissioner’s job is to set the police budget and make sure it is spent effectively, appoint the local police force’s Chief Constables, set police and crime plans in collaboration with residents and work closely with the local council and other organisations on these plans. 

How will you vote at the elections on 2nd May – in person, by post or by proxy? Cast your vote however it suits you. You can apply for a postal vote by 17th April, or for a proxy vote by 24th April.

You must be registered to vote by 16th April.

This will be the first election in Wales requiring all voters to have photographic ID at polling stations. Find out more about accepted forms of ID on the Electoral Commission website, where there are also details of how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by 24th April if you don’t have ID.

New style Poll Cards will be sent to residents this week and will be an A4 letter in and envelope, not the usual A5 card.

Returning Officer Will Bramble said: “I would urge all Pembrokeshire residents to double check they are registered to vote and to make sure their democratic voice is heard on 2nd May.”

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