Confusion over police election

I AM standing as an Independent candidate in the forthcoming Police and Crime Commissioner Election.

 On the campaign trail, two questions continue to be raised by concerned voters. There is confusion as to whether people need to be registered in order to vote and there is also a lack of information concerning the voting process. If voters are on the electoral list then they will receive the relevant paperwork through the post. There is no requirement to register. Voters will be required to go to their local polling stations to cast their vote on Thursday, November 15, in exactly the same manner as they do at a General Election. I hope this clarification assists your readers.

Ian Johnston, Independent Candidate

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4:05pm Tue 16 Oct 12

On the inside says...

I have been involved in elections for over 30 years. I have been questioned on a huge range of issues from South Africa to sausages and from new Labour to Narnia. Never once have I been asked about voter registration. How lucky you were to be singled out. Particularly when it facilitates some free publicity.
I have been involved in elections for over 30 years. I have been questioned on a huge range of issues from South Africa to sausages and from new Labour to Narnia. Never once have I been asked about voter registration. How lucky you were to be singled out. Particularly when it facilitates some free publicity. On the inside
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4:16pm Tue 16 Oct 12

james.dyer7@ntlworld.com says...

Agree - bsically common sense i would have thought. This particular election is a complete farce and waste of cash.
Agree - bsically common sense i would have thought. This particular election is a complete farce and waste of cash. james.dyer7@ntlworld.com
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7:45pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Independentvoter says...

Goodluck !!!!!!!!
Goodluck !!!!!!!! Independentvoter
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10:04pm Tue 16 Oct 12

pensioner2012 says...

On the inside wrote:
I have been involved in elections for over 30 years. I have been questioned on a huge range of issues from South Africa to sausages and from new Labour to Narnia. Never once have I been asked about voter registration. How lucky you were to be singled out. Particularly when it facilitates some free publicity.
I'm also amazed at this letter. Once again nothing of any substance to offer just a name in the paper. Of all the things for voters to ask why that? I am a pensioner but I would have thought it was common sense.
[quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: I have been involved in elections for over 30 years. I have been questioned on a huge range of issues from South Africa to sausages and from new Labour to Narnia. Never once have I been asked about voter registration. How lucky you were to be singled out. Particularly when it facilitates some free publicity.[/p][/quote]I'm also amazed at this letter. Once again nothing of any substance to offer just a name in the paper. Of all the things for voters to ask why that? I am a pensioner but I would have thought it was common sense. pensioner2012
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10:06pm Tue 16 Oct 12

pensioner2012 says...

Independentvoter wrote:
Goodluck !!!!!!!!
to who the poor voters who are wandering around Gwent not knowing how to vote?
[quote][p][bold]Independentvoter[/bold] wrote: Goodluck !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]to who the poor voters who are wandering around Gwent not knowing how to vote? pensioner2012
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10:49am Wed 17 Oct 12

Jinxey says...

To be honest I think the above comments are a bit harsh. There are a lot of young people who have never voted/have just received the right to vote and will probably need a bit of guidance on the whole process. Well done to Ian for taking the time to try get more information out their.
To be honest I think the above comments are a bit harsh. There are a lot of young people who have never voted/have just received the right to vote and will probably need a bit of guidance on the whole process. Well done to Ian for taking the time to try get more information out their. Jinxey
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10:49am Wed 17 Oct 12

Jinxey says...

there*
there* Jinxey
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10:53am Wed 17 Oct 12

james.dyer7@ntlworld.com says...

jinxey - come on!!! the council issues enough advice and send you stuff. There will be a very small turnout and this Police thing is a load of nonsense to give jobs to those who are better-off anyway.
jinxey - come on!!! the council issues enough advice and send you stuff. There will be a very small turnout and this Police thing is a load of nonsense to give jobs to those who are better-off anyway. james.dyer7@ntlworld.com
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12:17pm Wed 17 Oct 12

pinpong says...

Please do us all a favour and exercise your democratic right and vote. Who you vote for is a matter for you. JUST DO IT
Please do us all a favour and exercise your democratic right and vote. Who you vote for is a matter for you. JUST DO IT pinpong
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12:29pm Wed 17 Oct 12

james.dyer7@ntlworld.com says...

pinpong - Why do you say that? I am interested. It will make not an iota of difference.
pinpong - Why do you say that? I am interested. It will make not an iota of difference. james.dyer7@ntlworld.com
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1:27pm Wed 17 Oct 12

pinpong says...

james.dyer7@ntlworld
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pinpong - Why do you say that? I am interested. It will make not an iota of difference.
The problem is James that if you dont vote then you have no right to complain. I also think that these elections are a waste of money but they are here just like the assembly is here and that is also a waste of money. However you need to vote for the best person who will do some good and make the sysyem work for us as rate payers.
[quote][p][bold]james.dyer7@ntlworld .com[/bold] wrote: pinpong - Why do you say that? I am interested. It will make not an iota of difference.[/p][/quote]The problem is James that if you dont vote then you have no right to complain. I also think that these elections are a waste of money but they are here just like the assembly is here and that is also a waste of money. However you need to vote for the best person who will do some good and make the sysyem work for us as rate payers. pinpong
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4:03pm Wed 17 Oct 12

james.dyer7@ntlworld.com says...

pinpong - thank you. I ran elections in Newport for many years and i suppose i am synical. Personally, i can't see what good any of them will do and it is just another expensive tier added. No matter who wins they will get complaints and now that it is political my vote won't be cast.
pinpong - thank you. I ran elections in Newport for many years and i suppose i am synical. Personally, i can't see what good any of them will do and it is just another expensive tier added. No matter who wins they will get complaints and now that it is political my vote won't be cast. james.dyer7@ntlworld.com
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9:33pm Wed 17 Oct 12

pensioner2012 says...

This really is a great shame we have a chance to make the police far more accountable to us. I do not want it to be filled by any political party representative. In my opinion they should be bared from standing. They will be more answerable to their affiliated party that backed them than to us the residents of Gwent and we will have to put up with them for 4 years giving us party jargon and spin that's not proved good for us so far has it! Our votes matter, do your researches on the candidates see what they can bring to the position. Make your vote count. I have young grandchildren just coming to voting age and they are very aware of what they need to do to vote.They can read the information sent to them.
This really is a great shame we have a chance to make the police far more accountable to us. I do not want it to be filled by any political party representative. In my opinion they should be bared from standing. They will be more answerable to their affiliated party that backed them than to us the residents of Gwent and we will have to put up with them for 4 years giving us party jargon and spin that's not proved good for us so far has it! Our votes matter, do your researches on the candidates see what they can bring to the position. Make your vote count. I have young grandchildren just coming to voting age and they are very aware of what they need to do to vote.They can read the information sent to them. pensioner2012
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7:08am Thu 18 Oct 12

gathin says...

Anybody overwhelmed by the feeling of democracy yet?? Don't be fooled by these people- it has always been and always will be a scam. Has anybody seen the differences in performance from successive governments or successive councils?? I doubt it..
Give us the "none of the above" option then I'll vote 100% as that would then be democracy.
Anybody overwhelmed by the feeling of democracy yet?? Don't be fooled by these people- it has always been and always will be a scam. Has anybody seen the differences in performance from successive governments or successive councils?? I doubt it.. Give us the "none of the above" option then I'll vote 100% as that would then be democracy. gathin
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6:35pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Independentvoter says...

Obviously only an Independent Candidate is not shackled at the wrists by the Chief Whip of any mainstream political party. The only true democratic vote is a vote for an Independent Candidate.
Obviously only an Independent Candidate is not shackled at the wrists by the Chief Whip of any mainstream political party. The only true democratic vote is a vote for an Independent Candidate. Independentvoter
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12:21am Sat 20 Oct 12

gathin says...

But the Independents aren't independent! It's only a word to give you the impression that they work for us and not for the corrupt UK political system..
But the Independents aren't independent! It's only a word to give you the impression that they work for us and not for the corrupt UK political system.. gathin
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6:37pm Mon 22 Oct 12

Mervyn James says...

For the first time ever I have to agree with that police officer on TV the other day encouraging people NOT to vote ,what a waste of everyone's time this 'election' is. They say the max turn-out may be less than 15%
For the first time ever I have to agree with that police officer on TV the other day encouraging people NOT to vote ,what a waste of everyone's time this 'election' is. They say the max turn-out may be less than 15% Mervyn James
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