27 Apr 2016

Democracy and Engagement

One week to go until Bristol Elections 2016

With just one week to go until polls open in the Bristol Mayoral, local and Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner elections, the council is reminding registered voters to have their say and vote on Thursday 5 May.

This year’s elections are the biggest in the city’s history and will only be the second time that citizens have voted for a directly elected Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner.  

Nicola Yates, Returning Officer at Bristol City Council, said:
“Voting is a central part of our democracy, so whether they are voting at their local polling station or submitting a postal vote, I urge the 311,000 and more people who have registered to vote on 5 May to have their say.

“These elections represent the biggest in city’s history with the positions of elected Mayor, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner and all 70 local councillors being contested.”
 
Polling stations will open at 7am on Thursday 5 May and close at 10pm later that evening. Voters are urged to check their poll cards for the address of their polling station as some may have changed from last year’s general and local elections.

Anyone who has not yet received their poll card can check the location of their polling station by visiting the Council’s website - www.bristol.gov.uk/voting-elections/polling-station-finder

Full details about elections in Bristol, including a map of all the polling stations and lists of the candidates standing, can be found at www.bristol.gov.uk/elections2016