Wokingham Borough Council have released this information in reminding voters of some simple steps to take to make sure they can have their say.
Check where you should vote, details of your local polling station will be on your poll card. If you have not received it or are unsure of where to go call (0118) 974 6522 / 6523. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.
If you bring your poll card with you to the polling station, it may speed things up. Don’t worry if you don’t have it, you can still vote without it.
Follow the instructions on the ballot paper carefully. If you’re unsure of how to complete your ballot paper, a member of staff will be able to advise you.
Pop your ballot paper in the ballot box.
The Police and Crime Commissioner will be elected using the Supplementary Voting System.
Using this system there are two columns on the ballot paper - one for your first choice and one for your second choice. However you don't have to make a second choice.
Update: Election Results.
The Conservative candidate, Anthony Stansfeld, has been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valleyarea, and therefore Earley. The results for first preference votes cast in Wokingham Borough were:
Anthony Stansfield - Conservative Party - 6492 votes
Tim Starkey - Labour Party Candidate - 3029 votes
Geoff Howard - Independent - 2548 votes
John Orrell Howson - Liberal Democrat - 1591 votes
Barry Cooper - UKIP - 1440 votes
Patience Tayo Awe - Independent - 1150 votes
*There were 516 spoilt ballot papers at first preference count.
Because no candidate received over 50% of the vote second preference votes were counted, these were:
Anthony Stansfield - Conservative Party - 1623 votes
Tim Starkey - Labour Party Candidate - 938 votes
*There were 533 spoilt ballot papers at second preference count.