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It's PCC election day today!


WhiteTruckMan
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Wow! (yawn). Certainly one of the most low key elections that I can recall in this country. The media dont seem to be giving it much attention. I can't help but wonder if that is cause or effect.

And I still dont knbow if I'm even going to vote, let alone who for!

WTM

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marvin42

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I will vote for the independent candidate although I doubt he'll be elected!

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csqwared

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There has been very little information round here too, other than a couple of 2 minute radio/TV interviews with each of the four candidates. I have voted, because I think it is wrong not to and also gives me a better right to moan should I not agree with things. I have chosen the independent candidate who also happens to be a time served (30 years) ex-police officer, at least he should have an idea what is required even if he is not able to implement it due to financial and political constraints. According to the polling station staff very few people have turned out.

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BT

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My local paper did a poll of 143 people.

25% said they intended to vote

3% said they knew who the candidates were.

One polling station reported that just 20 people had voted up till 2.30pm

The turnout is predicted to be about 12% over the region

Hardly representative

Its got to be the biggest Non Event of the year.

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oresome

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At least this is one of the rare elections where my vote may count.

I live in a ward where the overwhelming majority normally vote for one party at election time regardless of how they've performed in the past or what they promise.

I suspect this election would be no different and be decided on party lines if the electorate could be bothered to vote, which they can't.

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spuds

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According to some media reports, they were expecting less than 18% turnout, but no doubt this will be confirmed as true or not after the votes are counted. My own local voting station at 1.30pm had done very little business doing the morning, perhaps things will pick up before 10.00pm when the polling station closes?.

One thing I find interesting is the way the message is being pushed of how the elected PCC will be accountable to the public. The way I understand is that a 'new' Police and Crime Panel will have the final say on any changes or decisions being made. This panel will consist of representatives from local authorities within the PCC area. The public will have no say, as to who these representatives will be, so looking at the previous Police Authority panel, there is likely to very little change, especially were local politics might become involved?.

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WhiteTruckMan

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Well the polls are now closed, all thats left is the count.

I've got this strange feeling that wont take very long at all.

WTM

And yes, I did decide to cast a ballot.

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flycatcher1

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Only twenty voters at 1100 this morning. I fear that the very low vote will slant the result with unknown consequences.

Live and learn as my Granny used to say - but will they?

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