The Police Area Returning Officer for the Thames Valley area, David Buckle, has published the notice of election for Thursday 5 May, which gives the green light for the election to go ahead.
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is responsible for making sure Thames Valley Police is an efficient and effective force.
For the next four years the Police and Crime Commissioner will hold the chief constable of Thames Valley Police to account for how their force performs.
David Buckle, Police Authority Returning Officer for the Thames Valley area, said: "It's important that you to register to vote and then turn out on 5 May for this election. Ten per cent of your council tax goes towards the police force’s budget – the commissioner manages this budget, so it’s your best chance to have a say in how your money is used."
For more information about the role visit the PCC website.
For more information on the election visit the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner website. Details of the people you will be able to vote for will be available on this site from Friday 8 April.
How to vote
To vote in the PCC election you must register by 18 April – If you haven’t done this yet, visit the register to vote website.
Once you've registered you need to choose how you are going to cast your vote. You can vote in person at the polling station on election day, vote by post, or by allowing someone else to vote on your behalf if you’re going to be away. For more on voting visit the elections page .