voters set to go the polls to choose police commissioner
across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area will be able to
have their say on who becomes Somerset's next Police and Crime
Commissioner (PCC) on Thursday 5th May.
The Police and Crime Commissioner, who is elected for a four-year
term, is responsible for holding the Chief Constable and police
force to account on behalf of the public.
list of candidates standing for election as PCC in the Avon and
Somerset Police Area will be announced on Friday 8th April.
Residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area can vote in the election
if they are registered to vote, are 18 or over on 5th May 2016,
and are a British citizen; a European citizen; a Commonwealth
citizen who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require
British citizens living overseas and registered to vote as overseas
electors are not entitled to vote in these elections (unless they
are Crown servants or service voters).
If you are not yet registered at your current address, its
quick and easy to do so online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
Have your National Insurance number handy. You must be registered
to vote by Monday 18th April.
you are interested in standing as a PCC candidate, the Police
Area Returning Officer, who has responsibility for the administration
of the election in the Avon and Somerset Police Area, will hold
a briefing for prospective candidates and agents in the Guildhall,
High Street, Bath BA1 5AW at 2pm on Monday 21st March.
and advice, including the forms you need to complete and a timetable
of events, can be found on the PCC 2016 election website here.