The PCS Make Your Vote Count campaign has encouraged members to vote by putting the issues that affect our members the most to candidates standing in elections.
On Thursday, 5 May there will be a number of local and national elections taking place and PCS is encouraging all members to use their vote. These include parliamentary and assembly elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, mayoral elections in several of our major cities as well as local council elections.
There will also be the chance to vote for police and crime commissioners in England and Wales.
The deadline to register to vote has now passed so the focus should now be on encouraging members that have registered of the importance of voting on 5 May.
PCS is not affiliated to any political party and does not tell members who to vote for – although we do strongly oppose racist and fascist parties. We do, however, want members to take an active interest in the election and to find out where the various parties and candidates stand on the issues that directly affect public services.
For each of the devolved nation's elections PCS has put pledges to the parties and candidates standing. For more information and to view the responses visit our national Make Your Vote Count pages:
You do not need to register if you have already registered for the elections on 5 May. If you haven’t done so, you will need to register by the EU Referendum registration deadline on 7 June.