PEOPLE in Wellington are being urged to make sure they’re registered to vote in the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner election.

Residents need to check their voter identification to check they are entitled to have their concerns represented in the election which is taking place on Thursday, May 2.

The Police and Crime Commissioner oversees the local police force for each area to ensure they’re prioritising the issues that matter to people the most.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday, April 16, and Somerset Council is urging people to register as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline.

People register to vote by accessing this link and it only takes five minutes to apply online.

People can vote by post, but they will have to ensure they apply for a postal vote by 5pm Wednesday, April 17.

Those already registered will receive a poll card in the post. Those voting in person at the polling station must present an accepted photo ID before the ballot paper is handed over.

Police Area Returning Officer for the Avon and Somerset Police Area, Will Godfrey, said: “This election is an important opportunity to make your voice heard and have a say on who represents you on issues that directly affect day-to-day life here in Somerset.” 

Contact 0300 123 2224 or [email protected] for further info.