West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner By-Election on Thursday 21st August.
Following the death of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones on Tuesday 1st July, there will be a by-election on Thursday 21st August, across the seven local authority areas of the West Midlands for a new Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands Police.
The candidates are:
- David Charles Jamieson – Labour Party
- Les Jones – Conservative Party
- Ayoub Khan – Liberal Democrats
- Keith Alexander Rowe – UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Polling stations will be open from 7AM to 10PM on the day.
Birmingham’s head of electoral service, Robert Connelly, said: “We want to make sure that no-one misses out on their right to vote in this election just because they aren’t registered to vote. Some people think that you are automatically registered once you pay council tax, but that isn’t the case. Also a lot of people don’t realise that if you are not on the register it could affect your ability to get credit including something as simple as a mobile phone contract.
People also need to check their polling cards as owing to the timing of the election a number of polling stations have moved and they may be voting at a venue they haven’t been to before.”
If you want to have your say and vote in this election, you need to make sure you have registered to vote with the Elections Office by no later than Tuesday 5th August and you can do this quickly online HERE
If you have any doubt as to whether you are on the register you need to check with the Elections Office as soon as possible. If you are not registered, then you cannot vote.
If you are unable to attend a polling station to vote in person due to holidays, or for any other reason, you can apply for a postal vote by Wednesday 6th August at the latest but you must already be registered to vote. Alternatively you can appoint someone who can vote on your behalf and that deadline is Wednesday 13th August.