logo-landscapeELECTORS can learn more about the Northumbria Area Police and Crime Commissioner candidates at: www.choosemypcc.org.uk

By entering their postcode electors can read and download the full political statements for the four Northumbria candidates.

The deadline for candidate nominations closed last Thursday 7 April and anyone not yet registered to vote has until Monday 18.

This is the second time that voters in the Northumbria Police force area have gone to the polls for a commissioner. The first commissioner election was held in November 2012.

The election is being held as voters across the area also go to the polls for local government elections in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, which is also holding a Mayoral Referendum; South Tyneside and Sunderland. In Northumberland voters have a stand-alone election for the police commissioner.

There are more than one million (1,035,492) registered electors in the Northumbria Police Area, including more than 300,000 (323,155) postal voters.

Polling Day is Thursday 5 May and the result will be announced in Sunderland on Friday 6 May.

Anyone who has not yet registered to vote should contact their council’s Electoral Services team immediately or apply online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

It only takes a few minutes to apply online and the deadline to register to vote for both the May police and local elections is Monday 18 April.

The Northumbria Police Area Returning Officer, Sue Stanhope said: “If you want to vote at the local elections or the Police and Crime Commissioner election and are not already on the Electoral Register, you have until Monday 18 April to apply.”