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Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2024

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are democratically elected every four years. The next election is due to take place on Thursday 2 May 2024. 

A Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) is responsible for the overall conduct of the Police and Crime Commissioners Elections in a particular area. Specifically their role includes liaising with Candidate and Agents and collation of the election result following the verification and counting of votes. 

Leicester City Council has been appointed as the PARO for the Leicestershire area in the Police and Crime Commissioners Elections. 

Timetable of key events

Event  Date 
Notice of Election (beginning the nomination period) 26 March 2024
Poll cards dispatched 26 March 2024
Deadline for receipt nominations  4pm 5 April 2024
Publication of the Statement of Persons Nomination 4pm 8 April 2024
Postal votes dispatched  15 April 2024
Deadline to register to vote Midnight 16 April 2024
Deadline to apply for a postal vote  5pm 17 April 2024
Deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate 5pm 24 April 2024
Deadline to apply for a proxy vote  5pm 24 April 2024
Polling day  7am-10pm 2 May 2024

Register to vote

In order to vote at this election, you must be registered to vote. 

The deadline to register to vote is midnight Tuesday 16 April. 

To register to vote, please use the button below

If you are not sure whether you are already registered to vote, please contact the Electoral Services office using the contact form below.

To vote in a Police and Crime Commissioner election, you must be:

  • registered to vote,
  • 18 years or over on polling day
  • British citizen, an Irish, Commonwealth. European Union citizen or foreign citizen who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or who does not require such leave.
  • not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote

Postal voting 

If you require a postal vote at this election, please visit our dedicated postal voting page for more information. 

The deadline to apply for a postal vote, or to cancel or amend an existing postal vote at this election is 5pm Wednesday 17 April.

New postal vote handling rules

Please note that there are new rules around handling postal votes. There will be a limit on the number of postal votes a person can hand in at a polling station or at the Council Offices– you will not be allowed to hand in more than five postal ballot packs for other electors plus your own (6 in total). 

If a person hands in more than five postal ballot packs for other electors, all the postal votes (other than their own) will be rejected.

Anyone handing in postal votes will need to complete a ‘return of postal voting documents’ form.

We therefore can no longer accept postal votes left in the letter box at the council offices. Any postal votes which are left at any council building without the ‘return of postal voting documents’ form being completed will be rejected.

We would therefore recommend that postal votes are returned to us via Royal Mail as soon as possible before polling day.

Proxy voting 

If you would like someone else to vote on your behalf at this election, please visit our dedicated proxy voting page for more information.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm Wednesday 24 April.

If after 5pm 24 April you find yourself unable to vote in person, due to medical or work reasons, you may be entitled to apply for an emergency proxy vote. Please contact the Electoral Services team using the contact form below. 

Poll cards

Poll cards are due to be delivered from 26 March. If you have not received your poll card by 10 April, please contact the Electoral Services team using the contact form below.

Voter Identification 

It is now a requirement to present an accepted form of photographic identification when voting at the polling station. 

For more information, including the types of accepted ID, please visit our Voter ID page.

Last updated 30 January 2024
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