Thousands of people in Hertsmere are at risk of losing their vote in the first-ever elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

According to Hertsmere Borough Council , about 8,000 households could lose their chance to have their say if they do not return their electoral registration form by Wednesday, October 31.

Over the last two months, residents will have received an electoral registration form with details of everyone who is eligible to vote living at the property. This form must be returned to Hertsmere Borough Council .

Donald Graham, electoral registration officer for Hertsmere said: "Some people wrongly assume that paying council tax means you are registered to vote. You have to be on the electoral register if you want to have your say in the first Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

"If you care about crime and policing issues in your local area and want to make your voice heard, then I urge you to return your form as soon as possible."

Those who have not received, or have lost, the form can call 020 8207 7481 or print off a registration form at Check details are correct by visiting:

The Police and Crime Commissioner will be responsible for ensuring the policing needs of Hertfordshire are met, with the election taking place on Thursday, November 15.