Herts police czar voting is now open

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The race to become Hertfordshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner has been hotting up in recent weeks – and the finishing line is in sight.

Polling stations are currently open throughout Dacorum, and voters can have their say until 10pm tonight.

There are four candidates vying for the position in Herts – David Lloyd is flying the flag for the Conservatives, while Sherma Batson is Labour’s choice and Dacorum’s Christopher Townsend stands for the Liberal Democrats. A late entry into the line-up was UK Independence Party representative Marion Mason.

The newly-elected commissioner will oversee how crime is tackled in Hertfordshire – replacing the Hertfordshire Police Authority.

Their aim will be to cut crime in the borough and to ensure the police force is working effectively.

For more information on the election, please call 01442 228000 and ask for Electoral Services or visit the elections page at www.dacorum.gov.uk