Home Your Council Voting & Elections Police and Crime Commissioner Election 6th May 2021

Elections for the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.
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 can be found using this link - https://www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk/Home.aspx

Rushcliffe Borough Council is the lead authority for the Nottinghamshire police area - more information on what areas are included the Nottinghamshire vote and on how to stand in the election can be found on Rushcliffe's website (link found below).

https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/elections/elections2021/

Prospective Candidate and Agents Briefing

Kath Marriott, the Police Area Returning Officer for Nottinghamshire will be hosting an online event for any prospective candidates intending to stand at the forthcoming election and their agents.  The briefing will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021 and will cover the nomination process, issue of poll cards, registering to vote, postal voting and deadlines. The briefing will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams. Please contact Rushcliffe Borough Council by email if you will be attending this session.

Contact Rushcliffe at: elections@rushcliffe.gov.uk 

More information on the nomination process can be found on Rushcliffe's website - https://www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/elections/elections2021/

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

Voting System

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, we will declare who is elected as PCC for Nottinghamshire and this web page will be updated.

How can I vote in PCC Elections?

To vote on Thursday 6 May 2021 you must be registered on the electoral roll or have applied to register by Monday 19 April 2021.  You can apply online to register to vote, you will need to provide your National Insurance Number. You can also apply to register by contacting us on 0115 876 4111.

 

If you want to vote by post, you must be registered to vote, and we must receive your completed postal vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

The Postal Vote application form can be downloaded below. 

Postal Vote Application Form

 

If you want to vote by proxy, you must be registered to vote, and we must receive your completed proxy vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

The Proxy Vote application form can be downloaded below. 

Proxy Vote for Particular Election

 

Further information and application forms are available from the Electoral Commission.

 

Covid-19

Measures at polling stations may include:

  • Separate entrances and exits where possible
  • Altered layouts to allow for social distancing when waiting to vote and when completing a ballot paper, but still ensuring electors can cast their vote in secret
  • Polling station staff wearing PPE
  • Voters asked to wear face covering where possible and use hand sanitiser when they enter the polling station
  • Voters encouraged to bring their own pen or pencil
  • Polling booths regularly sanitised.

These measures may mean electors have to wait for longer than usual to be able to cast their vote. Busy times in polling stations often include 7am to 9.30am, lunchtime, 3.30pm to 4.30pm and 6pm to 8pm. Trying to avoid these peak times may mean voters have to wait for a shorter time period. Anyone queuing to vote at a polling station by 10pm will still be able to vote.

 

 

This page will be updated as we move through the election process and further information will appear here in due course

 

PCC Notice of Election

Statement as to Persons Nominated 

Notice of Election Agents

Casting Your Vote

Voting in Person

Voting in person at a polling station is very straightforward and there is always a member of staff available to help if you're unsure what to do. Plans are being put in to place to ensure that polling stations are safe in line with current government guidelines on Covid-19.  However, if you prefer, you can apply to vote by Post or by Proxy with more information, and the application forms below. 

You will be sent a polling card prior to any election which will have on it your polling number, name and address, along with the address of your polling station, the date of the election and the hours of polling. For example, your polling station may be your local library, church hall or community centre. If someone in your household does not receive a polling card and they are eligible to vote, or if the polling cards are not in the correct names please contact us immediately.

If you have lost your poll card, you can find out where your nearest polling station is by using our polling station finder below.

You do not need to take your poll card with you to the polling station in order to vote, but it will help the staff at the polling station if you do. 

Where is my polling station?

If you vote in person and need to know where the polling station is for your address, please see our polling station finder. You must know your full postcode in order to find your polling station. There have been some changes to polling stations, so please refer to either the below document detailing the changes, or use the polling station finder to check your polling station.

 

PCC Changes to Polling Stations 

 

Polling Station Finder

 

Postal Voting

Anyone can apply to vote by post but you must complete an application form. If you want to vote by post, you must be registered to vote, and we must receive your completed postal vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021. However, please try to return the completed application form as early as possible. 

The Postal Vote application form can be downloaded below. 

Postal Vote Application Form

 

Proxy Vote

If you cannot get to a polling station in person and do not wish to vote by post you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf. This is called voting by proxy. If you want to vote by proxy, you must be registered to vote, and we must receive your completed proxy vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. However, please try to return the completed application form as early as possible. 

The Proxy Vote application form can be downloaded below. 

Proxy Vote for Particular Election

 

More information about voting in person, by post or by proxy can be found by clicking here

 

Please note that the only election scheduled to take place in Nottingham City on 6th May 2021 is the Police and Crime Commissioner Election