Interested in being a candidate?
To read more about election guidance for PCCs, including qualifications for standing as a candidate, please visit the Electoral Commission. This page will be updated as guidance becomes available for 2021.
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s (APCC) has created a candidate briefing which offers guidance, advice and information for anyone interested in standing as a candidate in the 2021 Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
The Office of the PCC will be holding a briefing event for potential candidates for the 2021 election. To register your interest and receive more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Have your say on who is the next PCC
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.