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Information for electors voting in the General Election 2024.

A UK parliamentary election has been called for 4 July 2024. The deadline to register to vote has now passed. You can also vote by post: GOV.UK: apply to vote by post (opens new window). The deadline to apply is 5pm today (19 June 2024) or apply to vote by proxy by 5pm on 26 June 2024: GOV.UK: Apply to vote by proxy (opens new window)

Overseas electors may consider applying to vote by proxy. For more information see the General Election 2024 page.

Wiltshire Police and Crime Panel

Powers of the Police and Crime Panel

In order to allow the Panel to carry out it's functions, it has powers derived from the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

These give it the power to:

  • review the draft Police and Crime Plan and make recommendations to the Commissioner, who must consider them
  • review the Commissioner's annual report, on the progress made towards their plan, and make recommendations at a public meeting, which the Commissioner must attend
  • deal with certain types of complaints about the Commissioner
  • require the Commissioner to attend the Panel to answer questions
  • veto the Commissioner's proposed precept, the amount people pay through their council tax for policing, by a two-thirds majority
  • veto by a two-third's majority the Commissioner's proposed candidate for Chief Constable
  • appoint an acting Commissioner where the incumbent Commissioner is incapacitated, resigns or is disqualified.
  • make recommendations about the appointment of the Deputy PCC as well as the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of the PCC's office

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