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Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Police and Crime Commissioners elections

There are 41 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales who are elected to make sure the police are run properly. 

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.

Who is eligible to vote?

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