Take care when casting a vote

There are only a few weeks to go until the first police and crime commissioner elections take place in Sussex.

We all value our democratic process, which is why I wanted to remind your readers to take care of their vote ahead of these new polls on Thursday, November 15.

It is particularly important for those voting by post to fill in their ballot papers privately and return them as soon as possible.

Although electoral fraud is rare, it can involve serious criminal offences.

In the run-up to this election, my staff and I, the police and the Electoral Commission have been working to prevent any cases of electoral fraud.

If anyone has evidence that electoral fraud may be taking place, they should report it to the police for investigation.

Lee Harris

Police area returning officer for Sussex