Central Bedfordshire Council is asking residents to look out for the Annual Household Enquiry Forms Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

On Thursday 6 May 2021, the police and crime commissioner elections will take place across the country.

To have your say and vote, you must be registered. If you have recently moved or are not registered to vote, make sure you register by Monday 19 April.

It is quick and easy to register to vote, via Bedford Borough Council’s website at www.bedford.gov.uk/elections.

Measures including social distancing, face coverings and asking people to bring their own pen or pencil with them to polling stations will be in place to ensure the voting process is safe and COVID-secure.

There is also the option to register for a postal vote. You will then receive your ballot paper through the post, and you can post it back for your vote to be counted. You can register for a postal vote at www.bedford.gov.uk/elections by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April for this election day.

A Borough Council spokesperson said:

“Make sure you are registered to vote and make your voice heard.

“It takes just a few minutes to register, and there is still time to register for a postal vote if you would rather vote from home this year.”

You can also apply to vote by proxy, for someone to vote on your behalf. Completed applications must be with the Council by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April, and you can apply online at www.bedford.gov.uk/elections.