Police & Crime Commissioners Election

The Government have announced that all polls scheduled for 7th May 2020 will be postponed for 12 months.


 

Elections for the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will take place on Thursday 7 May 2020.

Voters in 41 police force areas in England & Wales, excluding London, will elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for their force area.

Information about the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Rushcliffe Borough Council is the lead authority for the Nottinghamshire police area, which is covered by eight local authorities in total:

  • Ashfield District Council
  • Bassetlaw District Council
  • Broxtowe Borough Council
  • Gedling Borough Council
  • Mansfield District Council
  • Newark and Sherwood District Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council

Voting Method

These elections use the Supplementary Voting system where voters can choose a first preference candidate and a second preference candidate.

When the first preference votes have been counted, if no candidate has an overall majority (more than 50%) the second preference votes for the top two candidates are then counted. First preference and second preference votes for these two candidates are then added together. The candidate with the most total votes wins the election.

Each local authority will count their own votes and provide these to Rushcliffe Borough Council. Once all the results are collated, Rushcliffe will declare who is elected as PCC for Nottinghamshire.

How can I stand as a candidate in the PCC Election

You must be:

  • at least 18 years old on the day of your nomination
  • a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union, and
  • registered as a local government elector with a local council within the Nottinghamshire area both at the time of your nomination and on polling day

Further information on becoming a candidate for these elections is available on the Electoral Commission website - https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/

Kath Marriott, the Police Area Returning Officer for Nottinghamshire will be hosting an event for any prospective candidates intending to stand at the forthcoming election and their agents. The briefing will be held in Committee Room 1, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG at 4pm on Wednesday 11 March 2020. This session will cover the nomination process, issue of poll cards, registering to vote, postal voting and deadlines. Please contact elections@rushcliife.gov.uk if you will be attending this session.

Nomination Process

Nominations to stand for election as a candidate for the PCC elections will be accepted by the Police Area Returning Officer at Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7YG between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Wednesday 1 April until close of nominations at 4pm on Wednesday 8 April.

Completed nomination forms together with the required deposit must be submitted in person to the Police Area Returning Officer at the address and times stated above. Please contact Rushcliffe Electoral Services either by email at elections@rushcliife.gov.uk or by telephone on 0115 981 9911 to make an appointment to have your nomination checked prior to formal submission.

Guidance for candidates and agents is available in the Nomination Packs on the Electoral Commissions website.

How can I vote in PCC Elections?

To vote on Thursday 7 May 2020 you must be registered on the electoral register or have applied to register by Tuesday 21 April 2020. You can apply online to register to vote at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. You can also apply to register by contacting us on 01909 533252.

If you want to vote by post, you must be registered, and we must have received your completed postal vote application form by 5pm on Wednesday, 22 April 2020.

Download and fill in the application to vote by post.

If you want to vote by proxy, you and your proxy must be registered, and we must have received your completed application form by 5pm on Wednesday, 29th April 2020.

Download and fill in the https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voting-person-post-or-proxy/voting-proxy

Completed forms can be returned by post to: Elections Unit, Bassetlaw District Council, Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, S80 2AH

Completed forms can also be scanned and emailed to elections@bassetlaw.gov.uk.

Timetable

The days which are disregarded in calculating the timetable are Saturday, Sunday, bank holidays and any day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

Please be aware that the timetable may change in the event of days being appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning.

Event

Working days before poll (deadline if not midnight)

Date (deadline if not midnight)

Publication of notice of election

Not later than 25 days

Not later than Tuesday 31 March

Delivery of nomination papers

Between the hours of 10am and 4pm on any day after the publication of the notice of election until 4pm on the nineteenth day before polling day

Between 10am and 4pm on any working day after publication of notice of election and until 4pm on Wednesday 8 April

Deadline for delivery of nomination papers

19 days (4pm)

4pm on Wednesday 8 April

Deadline for withdrawals

19 days (4pm)

4pm on Wednesday 8 April

Deadline for the notification of appointment of election agent

19 days (4pm)

4pm on Wednesday 8 April

Making objections to nomination papers

On 19 days (10am to 5pm), subject to the following:

Between 10 am – 12 noon objections can be made to all delivered nominations


Between 12 noon and 5pm objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm, 20 days before the poll

Between 10am and 12 noon on Wednesday 8 April objections can be made to all delivered nominations

Between 12 noon and 5pm on Wednesday 8 April objections can only be made to nominations delivered after 4pm on Tuesday 7 April

Publication of first interim election notice of alteration

19 days

Wednesday 8 April

Publication of statement of persons nominated

Not later than 18 days (4pm)

Not later than 4pm on Thursday 9 April

Deadline for receiving applications for registration

12 days

Tuesday 21 April

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

11 days (5pm)

5pm on Wednesday 22 April

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

6 days (5pm)

5pm on Wednesday 29 April

Publication of second interim election notice of alteration

Between 18 days and 6 days

Between Thursday 9 April and Wednesday 29 April (inclusive)

Publication of notice of poll

Not later than 6 days

Not later than Wednesday 29 April

Deadline for the notification of appointment of sub-agent

5 days

Thursday 30 April

Publication of final election notice of alteration

5 days

Thursday 30 April

Deadline for notification of appointment of polling agents, counting agents and sub-agents

5 days

Thursday 30 April

First date that electors can apply for a replacement for lost postal votes

4 days

Friday 1 May

Polling day

0 (7am to 10pm)

7am to 10pm on Thursday 7 May

Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes

0 (5pm)

5pm on Thursday 7 May

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

0 (5pm)

5pm on Thursday 7 May

Last time to alter the register due to clerical error or court appeal

0 (9pm)

9pm on Thursday7 May

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, March 24, 2020