Register to vote now for PCC election in May


Anyone who has not yet registered to vote is being encouraged to do so now in time for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election on 2 May.

John Hill, the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the Cambridgeshire Police Area, said: “Voting in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections is your chance to have your say on local policing.

“The Police and Crime Commissioner acts as the bridge between the public and the police service. They help to prevent and to reduce crime and also set priorities for the chief constable, reflecting the views of local people.

“They also work to address issues such as anti-social behaviour, violence against women and girls and community safety, as well as providing support for victims of crime.

“Registering to vote only takes a few minutes and it means you have the opportunity to have your say on a host of other important issues, including the forthcoming general election.

“Being on the electoral register can also help with your credit score which can be important for things like buying a car, opening a bank account, getting a mobile phone contract or applying for a mortgage.”

How to register to vote

Simply go online at the address below and complete the form or alternatively you can contact the elections office at East Cambridgeshire District Council and request a paper form.

The deadline for registering to vote is 16 April 2024.

To vote in person at this year’s elections you must have photographic voter ID. This can be your passport, driver’s licence (includes a provisional driver’s licence) or an identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card). If you do not have a passport or another form of acceptable ID you need to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate before 24 April or you can register for a postal vote before 17 April.

Find out more

Or visit Register to Vote