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Last chance to register to vote in May’s PCC election

Chesterfield residents are being reminded that the deadline to register to vote ahead of May’s Police and Crime Commissioner election is Monday 18 April.

The easiest and simplest way to register is online: Register to vote.

To register, people will need:

  • Their National Insurance number, this can be found on their National Insurance card or in official paperwork such as payslips or letters about benefits or tax credits
  • Their name and address
  • Their date of birth.

Anyone having any trouble in registering to vote can contact Chesterfield Borough Council’s elections team on 01246 345402 or email

Huw Bowen, Chesterfield Borough Council’s chief executive and electoral registration officer, said: “Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for policing throughout the county and will be making decisions that will affect our safety.

“That is why we are encouraging all our residents to make sure they are registered to have their say in the forthcoming election.

“Registering will also mean they are able to vote in the European Union Referendum on 23 June.”

The poll to elect a new Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire takes place on Thursday 5 May.

The candidates standing in the election are:

  • Richard Bright (Con)
  • Hardyal Singh Dhindsa (Lab)
  • Tom Snowdon (LD)
  • Stuart David Yeowart (UKIP).

For more on the Police and Crime Commissioner election, visit the Police and Crime Commissioner election section of our website.

First published on 12 April 2016 Last updated on 12 May 2017