Use your vote on polling day!

Release date: 26 April 2016

Police and Crime Commissioner elections are taking place on Thursday 5 May, and Cotswold District Council is encouraging residents to use their vote.

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure that the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

For details of the Gloucestershire PCC candidates go to or telephone 0800 1070708 to order a booklet. This is a free call using a landline, but mobile phone charges may apply.

Sarah Dalby, Electoral Services Manager for Cotswold District says:

“We really hope that as many people as possible in the District will use their vote on 5 May.  We have now issued postal vote packs to everyone in the District who requested them, so they should have received their ballot papers. Anyone who applied to vote by post and has not received a ballot paper should please contact the elections team on 01285 623002.”

She continues:

“For residents going to vote in a polling station on Thursday 5 May, your poll card will tell you where to vote and you can access that location at any time between 7am and 10pm. 

“Voting is easy. Vote for your first choice candidate by putting an X in column 1, then vote for your second choice candidate by putting an X in column 2.”

Elections Fact File

- There are 67,537 voters in the Cotswold District (463,597 voters in Gloucestershire)

- 376 people are employed in the District on polling day (1,645 in Gloucestershire)

- 117 polling stations in the District (468 in Gloucestershire)

- 11,909 postal voters in the District (79,064 in Gloucestershire)


Cotswold District Council
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