Use your vote

Merseyside voters are being reminded that the first Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place on Thursday 15 November.

Around 600 polling stations across Merseyside will be open from 7am to 10pm on polling day. Almost 170,000 residents across Merseyside have requested a postal vote, which must be returned to the Local Returning Officer by 10pm otherwise they will not be counted.

Ged Fitzgerald, Police Area Returning Officer for Merseyside, said: “In just a few days voters will have the chance to elect their Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside. I encourage electors to use their vote on the 15 November. Anyone unsure of their polling station should check their poll card for further information or contact their local council. For those voting by post, it’s important to fill in your ballot paper privately and return it as soon as possible.”

Police and Crime Commissioners will be elected using the Supplementary Vote system. Voters should put a cross for their first and second choice candidates in their respective columns. As long as a cross is marked in the first choice column, then the vote will count.