Residents in Bath & North East Somerset are being urged to register to vote and check their Voter ID so they can have their say on who represents them in the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner election.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) oversees your local police force and ensures they are prioritising what matters to you. The Avon and Somerset Police Area includes Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, Somerset Council and South Gloucestershire Council .

The notice of election was published on Monday 18 March and the nomination period for prospective candidates for the Avon and Somerset Police Crime Commissioner will open Tuesday 19 March. Further details can be found on the website

n order to vote, residents must be on the electoral register. With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching, Bath & North East Somerset is urging people who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

The deadline to register to vote is midnight on Tuesday 16 April. It takes just five minutes to apply online at deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm Wednesday 17 April.