Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

Summary

On Thursday 15 November, you will have the chance to vote in the first ever elections for Police and Crime Commissioners.

Police and Crime Commissioner Election Notices

Police and Crime Commissioners

Police and Crime Commissioners will not run the police, but will be responsible for holding the police to account for the public. They will be able to:

  • Produce a police and crime plan setting out local policing priorities
  • Set the local policing budget and decide how money will be spent
  • Appoint chief constables and remove them where needed

PCCs will be an important figure in the world of crime and policing. They will represent you and hold the police force, and in particular the Chief Constable, to account for the performance of the police force.

Register to vote

Over the summer you will have been sent information about registering to vote. To be able to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections you must be registered. The last date that you can register to vote is 31 October. If you have not yet registered to vote, please contact us on            0116 272 7560      .

To find out about candidates for this election

In total 41 police force areas covering England and Wales (excluding London) will be holding PCC elections. This includes the police force for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. To find out who is standing for election in your area, visit www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/police-crime-commissioners.

About the voting system

These elections use a different voting system to UK general elections therefore always read the instructions for filling in the ballot paper carefully, even if you have voted before.

The ballot paper will list the name of each candidate along with their party name and party logo if applicable. There are two columns next to each name. You should put an X (a cross) in the left-hand column next to your first preference and an X (a cross) in the right-hand column next to your second preference. You do not have to have a second preference but if you do, it should be different to your first preference.

If you make a mistake then you can ask the polling staff to give you another ballot paper.

In late October, every household in England and Wales (excluding London) will receive a booklet explaining more about these elections and how to fill in your ballot paper. Look out for the booklet coming through your door.

If you would like to know more information about voting in these elections, you can visitwww.aboutmyvote.co.uk

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