Polls open for Devon and Cornwall police commissioner election
VOTERS were heading to the polls today to decide who will run our police force.
Elections are taking place to select the first American-style Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall Police.
Ten candidates are in the running for the £85,000 a year job - the count will take place tomorrow.
Voters across Devon and Cornwall will be choosing between four party candidates – Labour, Conservative, Lib Dem and UKIP - and six independents.
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Meanwhile, signing up to vote has won two people an iPad.
Robert McCabe from Plympton was one of the prizewinners after a mass electoral registration campaign.
City councillors Peter Smith and Kate Taylor present Mr McCabe with his iPad.
The second prizewinner wanted to remain anonymous.
The council launched a campaign in June to get as many people as possible signed up before the Police and Crime Commissioner election today.
Mr McCabe's name was picked out in a prize draw.
The campaign saw more than 99,000 households returning their registration forms.
Cllr Smith, the deputy leader of the council, said: "It's really important that people have a voice and that their views can be heard. Encouraging people to sign up and get involved in the democratic process is one way of ensuring this happens.
"I'm really pleased that so many households have signed up and registered."
The ten candidates hoping for your vote are: Tam Macpherson (Independent), John Smith (Independent), Nicky Williams (Labour), Ivan Jordan (Independent), Brian Greenslade (Independent), Robert Smith (UKIP), Graham Calderwood (Independent), Brian Blake (Lib Dem), Tony Hogg (Conservative) and William Morris (Independent).