Police and Crime Commissioner election
06 May 2021
Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years. The last election was in May 2016 and the next election will be in May 2021 (previously due May 2020 but delayed by one year due to Coronavirus).
To vote in a PCC election you must:
- be registered to vote
- be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
- be a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen
- be resident at an address in England or Wales (excluding London)
- not be legally excluded from voting.
PCCs are elected using the Supplementary Vote system. You make a first and second choice when you vote.
If no candidate gets more than 50% of the first choice votes, all except the top two candidates are eliminated. If your first choice candidate is eliminated, and your second choice is for one of the top two, your second choice is counted.