Exercise your right to vote next Thursday - law and order is too important to ignore
In seven days time the people of North Lincolnshire, like millions across England and Wales, will take part in an historic election.
For the first time you are being asked to vote in a Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside.
The winner will have a major say in how our police force is managed - an issue close to all of our hearts.
While general elections give voters the chance to vote for their political favourite, and likely Home Secretary, the public has never before had such a direct involvement in policing.
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And it is crucial you have your say and cast your vote.
Too many elections are blighted by low turnouts and there have been concerns nationwide that the PCC elections could suffer a similar fate. But they should not.
Crime, law and order are issues that affect us all.
They are issues regularly flagged up by readers, in both our news and letters pages.
In recent weeks the candidates seeking your vote have had the platform to air their plans in the Scunthorpe Telegraph. And today we run in an in-depth question and answer feature on the forthcoming election.
While some will argue it is their right not to vote, there is no better way to have your say than at the ballot box next Thursday.
The result could have a significant impact on us all.