Police and Crime Commissioner elections
The next Police and Crime Commissioner election takes place on 6 May 2021.
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) are elected for a four-year term to oversee how crime is tackled in a police force area. Their aim is to reduce crime and ensure the police are effective.
Find out more about the role on the PCC website
Guidance for candidates and agents
UK Government has laid legislation to reduce the number of subscribers for nominations for PCC elections.
The Electoral Commission have temporarily removed all nomination packs from their website and will update their guidance in due course.
Wiltshire Council is working with Swindon Borough Council to run the PCC election for the Wiltshire Police Authority area. Prospective candidates can email their details to email@example.com and will receive notification of the election arrangements and processes when they are finalised.
Appointments to submit Police and Crime Commissioner nomination papers for May 2021 elections
Due to the number of nominations Electoral Services will be handling during the nomination period for the May 2021 Elections we have created a booking system you can use to book an appointment for us to check your nomination paper. The link will be active from the 2 March and you will find it on this page after that date.
Police and Crime Commissioner elections use the Supplementary Vote (SV) system. The ballot paper will list the PCC candidates, with two columns for marking your first choice and second choice.
In the first column, you mark a cross next to the candidate who is your first choice. For your vote to be counted, you need to cast a first-choice vote.
In the second column, you can mark a cross next to the candidate who is your second choice. You don't have to mark a second choice.
If only two candidates stand, the election will use the first-past-the-post system and you may only vote for one candidate.