How to vote in the 2021 police and crime commissioner election
This election is now over and Festus Akinbusoye was elected as the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
If you are already registered to vote, you'll receive a poll card from 30 March. This will tell you where your polling station will be: please check this carefully, as your polling station may have changed.
It will also give you information about how to apply for an absent vote, if you aren't able to vote in person on 6 May 2021.
If you receive a green poll card this means you have a postal vote. We'll send your postal ballot pack from 13 April after all the nominations are in (8 April).
If you don't receive your polling card, please ring us on 0300 300 8008 to make sure you're registered.
If you change your mind and want to vote in person
If you no longer want a postal vote and want to vote in person, you must notify us by 5pm on 20 April 2021.
Registering to vote
The last date to register to vote in this election is 19 April 2021. If you're already registered to vote, you don't need to do it again.
If you've never registered to vote, or have recently moved, your quickest option is to register on the government's website.
If you'll be away on 6 May
If you are likely to be away on 6 May, find out how to apply for an absent vote.
Deadlines for receiving postal and proxy vote applications
Postal vote application deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.
Proxy vote application deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 27 April.
Applications received after the deadline will not be processed for this election.
We can accept your application by post or email.