On the 15 November 2012, for the first time ever, the public across England and Wales will elect a police and crime commissioner who will be accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force area.
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area.
To find out more about the 6 candidates for the PCCs in Essex and the latest Essex PCC news, please look here. (web site no longer available)
To vote, you should have received a Poll Card and the polling station is at the Eight Ash Green Village Hall which will be open from 7am to 10pm. For more information on how to vote look here.