Young people across the West Midlands are now able to vote for the Youth Commissioners who will represent their area.
The Youth Commissioners’ role will be to advise the Police and Crime Commissioner on issues affecting children and teenagers.
Voting is all online, and can be done by clicking on this link.
16 Youth Commissioners will be elected, two in each Neighbourhood Policing area. These areas are:
- Birmingham East
- Birmingham West
Any young person aged 13-18, living in the West Midlands, will be able to cast two votes, one for each of their two preferred candidates in their area.
“I am thrilled that voting is now open, allowing our young people to have their say on who represents them” said the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Foster.
“The Youth Commissioners play a crucial role in helping me keep young people safe.
“They will support me by keeping me informed about the opinions and concerns of their generation.
“I want to wish all applicants the best of luck with their campaigns, and I look forward to welcoming our successful candidates”.
Voting will close on the 12th July, so you have two weeks to get your votes in.
Click here to vote!