Today is voting day yet I can’t vote due to only being 17 at the current time which is a great pity. I visited multiple polling stations this morning to see exactly what takes place on an election day. In my time so far at Nic’s office, I have learnt a lot regarding the Police and Crime Commissioner and their roles and functions. I find it rather irritating that I am unable to vote. Yet if I were in Scotland, I would be entitled to vote at my age.
The elections today are for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), with more elections throughout the country for other matters such as the Mayor elections in places such as Bristol and London. The PCC is an elected person who is charged with securing the effective and efficient policing of an area. In this case, the PCC who is elected today will cover the Humberside area.