Voters to decide on Police and Crime Commissioner – May 5th

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People are being urged to have their say on who will be Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

The role of the Commissioner is to hold Chief Constables and the force to account, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

And on Thursday 5 May, polling stations will be open across Stafford borough.

The deadline to register to vote or apply for postal and proxy votes has now passed.

Stafford Borough Council Chief Executive, Ian Thompson, who is the Local Returning Officer, said: “The right to vote is such an important part of our democracy. A huge amount of work has been done to make sure everyone who is entitled to vote has registered to do so and I would encourage everyone to make sure they do not miss out.”

The polls will open from 7am to 10pm on 5 May.

For more information on the elections visit:

More information and details of the candidates in the Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner election are available at

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