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Police and Crime Commissioner Election
On 15 November for the first time ever, the public across England and Wales will elect a police and crime commissioner who will be responsible for how crime is tackled in their police force areas.
Nottingham voters will have their say on who the Commissioner will be for the Nottinghamshire area.
The Returning Officer is Allen Graham who is Rushcliffe Borough Council's Chief Executive.
The new Police and Crime Commissioner will work with the public, police and local partners to make sure there is effective policing in Nottinghamshire. They are also responsible for making sure the chief constable does a good job running the force.
Rushcliffe Borough Council is responsible for running the election in the whole of Nottinghamshire.
The deadline for candidates to submit their nomination papers for the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election was 12 noon Friday 19 October. Four candidates have put their name forward as follows:
- Raj Chandran - Independent
- Tony Roberts - The Conservative Party Candidate
- Malcolm Spencer - Independent
- Paddy Tipping - The Labour Party Candidate
Specific details about the role of Police and crime Commissioners can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/police-crime-commissioners/public/
Further details of the candidates, including their election statement, will be available at www.choosemypcc.org.uk from 26 October.
- Police and Crime Commissioner: Notice of election agents names and offices [10kb]
- Police and Crime Commissioner: Notice of election sub-agents names and offices [23kb]
Register of electors
To ensure you can vote your name needs to be on the register of electors. The registers are currently being updated by local councils and the deadline for names to be added is Wednesday 31 October 2012. You can register to vote here.
Election process and how to vote
This election will involve a different way of voting for the majority of residents who can vote for their first and second choice candidate on the one ballot paper. The Electoral Commission will be sending an information booklet to all residents in October 2012 detailing how to vote but in the meantime details can be found online at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk a website run by the Electoral Commission.
There are also more details on the Electoral Commission website http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/elections/upcoming-elections-and-referendums/uk/elections-for-police-and-crime-commissioners
Below is a list of the polling stations. Your polling card will show which polling stations you can use.