Don’t miss out on police boss vote chance

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RESIDENTS in Portsmouth are urged to ensure they are eligible to vote for the first ever police and crime commissioner.

Households in the city should have received an annual voter registration form, which should be returned to Portsmouth City Council by Thursday.

Those who have not received the form, or have lost it are asked to inform the council.

Ian Fitchett, the council’s election services team leader, said: ‘You have to be on the electoral register if you want to have your say in the first police and crime commissioner elections. We estimate that 8,000 households have not returned their forms. Some people wrongly assume that paying council tax means that you are registered to vote. I’m urging all those eligible to vote in Portsmouth to return their form as soon as possible.’

The police and crime commissioner elections will take place on November 15. The PCC will replace Hampshire Police Authority, which holds the purse strings for local policing.

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