Your chance to influence the future of policing – register to vote now!
Residents throughout the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire are being urged to register to vote so they can have their say on the future of policing across the Thames Valley area.
This year, for the first time, voters throughout the country will have the chance to elect Police and Crime Commissioners to oversee their local police authority.
For people in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire this will be their opportunity to have a say on how the Thames Valley region is policed.
The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections take place on Thursday 15 November. In order to take part in this election, residents must register to vote and voter registration forms will soon be dropping through letterboxes across South Oxfordshire and the Vale.
If you haven’t received your form by August you should contact our electoral registration office on 01235 540310 or print one off at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
David Buckle, who is electoral registration officer for both councils, said: “For the first time people will have a big say in how their area is policed, however they must be registered in order to cast their vote. Registering to vote is very simple. All you have to do is update the annual canvass form with the details of everyone in your household who is eligible, the easiest way to do this is by email, phone or text. Each household will receive a leaflet with instruction on how to register electronically. Alternatively you can update your form and return in the post.
“It is important that you complete and return the registration form so you’re able to take part in the upcoming election.”
On your electoral registration form you can opt to have your details excluded from the edited register. This will mean your details cannot be bought by individuals and commercial organisations.