Residents have until October 31 to register to vote for Cheshire's first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
The PCC will replace the 17 members of Cheshire Police Authority and will have a statutory duty to hold the police to account on behalf of the public.
He or she will have the power to set the budget, govern how the force tackles crime, and has power to fire or fire the Chief Constable.
The role, which pays a salary of £75,000, aims to make local forces more accountable to the public in what is being seen as the most radical reform of policing for 50 years.
However, to be able to vote, you must be on the electoral register. From this Friday polling cards will be sent to everyone on the register. If you don’t receive one then there is the chance you’re not on the list.
Councillor Les Gilbert, Cabinet member in charge of corporate policy, said: “Some people think that if you are paying Council Tax you are registered to vote – this isn’t the case. I would urge all those eligible to vote to ensure they are on the electoral register so residents can take part in this important election.”
To register call the Cheshire East helpline on: 0300 123 5016 or visit: www.aboutmyvote.co.uk