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Police and Crime Commissioner Election 7th May 2020 *NOW 2021*

* The Police and Crime Commissioner elections have been postponed until May 2021*

Following government recommendations, the Police and Crime Commissioner elections scheduled to take place this May will be postponed for a year (subject to the government passing the relevant legislation) due to concerns about the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
We are working to make sure everyone set to be involved in the May 2020 election is aware of this change in plans. 
We had not yet sent out the poll cards for the election but will be making it clear to all of our citizen about this postponement. 

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 can be found using this link -

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).

Prospective Candidate and Agents Briefing

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 Rushcliffe by email if you will be attending this session.

Contact Rushcliffe at: 

More information on the nomination process can be found on Rushcliffe's website -

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 7 May 2020 you must be registered on the electoral roll or have applied to register by Tuesday 21 April 2020.  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 981 9911.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

 Polling Station Finder