Residents across the Borough are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote – with the election of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner just weeks away.
People are being told they will not be able to take part unless they are on the electoral register.
To vote on 5 May, people must register by 18 April. The last date to apply for a postal vote is 19 April and for a proxy vote 26 April.
Anyone living abroad applying for a postal vote must have been a UK resident registered to vote in the last 15 years.
The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner is to hold Chief Constables and the force to account, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.
Stafford Borough Council Chief Executive, Ian Thompson, said:
“I would urge anyone who wants to vote to make sure they are on the electoral register.
“Everyone is now responsible for registering themselves and if you haven’t done this then you won’t be able to have your say.”
To register to vote go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact 01785 619424.
For more information on elections and voting visit www.staffordbc.gov.uk/elections
Details of the candidates in the Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner election will be published at www.choosemypcc.org.uk