Guidance and resources for candidates and their agents at the Police and Crime Commissioner election

UK Government has announced plans to bring forward legislation to move the 7 May 2020 scheduled polls to 6 May 2021.

We will make further updates to this page once the legislation is made.

An overview document gives instructions on how to use this guidance and who does what at these elections.

Part 1

Can you stand for election?

This part covers:

  • Qualifications for standing for election
  • Disqualifications from standing for election

Part 2a

Standing as an independent candidate

This part covers:

  • Completing and submitting your nomination papers
  • Paying the deposit
  • What happens after the close of nominations?
  • Appointing your election agent and other agents
  • What happens if a candidate dies?
Part 2b

Standing as a party candidate

This part covers:

  • Completing and submitting your nomination papers
  • Paying the deposit
  • What happens after the close of nominations?
  • Appointing your election agent and other agents
  • What happens if a candidate dies?
Part 4

The campaign

This part covers:

 

Part 5

Your right to attend key electoral events

This part covers:

  • Attending the opening of postal votes and what to expect
  • Attending polling stations and what to expect
  • Attending the count and the collation of local totals and what to expect at these proceedings
Part 6

After the declaration of result

This part covers:

  • Making the declaration of acceptance of office
  • Access to election paperwork
  • Submitting your spending returns and declarations
  • Questioning the result through an election petition