7th May Police and Crime Commissioner Election – Postponed
The Government have announced that all polls scheduled for 7 May 2020 will be postponed for 12 months. We will issue further information as soon as we have it.
Please note: the Police and Crime Commissioner elections are taking place on 7 May and will run alongside the local election for Exeter City Councillors
The Police Area Returning Officer (PARO)
Each police area has a Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) who has overall responsibility for coordinating the election and announcing the results of the Police and Crime Commissioner election in that area.
The Police and Crime Commissioner elections for the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is Mr John Street, who is based at Exeter City Council.
However, each local authority within the police area will be responsible for conducting the election process within their own area. The local authorities within the Devon and Cornwall police area are:
Cornwall, East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council, Council of the Isles of Scilly, Mid-Devon District Council, North Devon District Council, Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council, Teignbridge District Council, Torbay Council, Torridge District Council and West Devon Borough Council.
Contact details can be accessed by following the links on the Regional election information page.
Voting at a PCC election
There are two columns of boxes alongside the candidates’ names on the ballot paper. One column of boxes is for voters to mark their first choice candidate with an X and one in which to mark a second choice with an X. Voters don’t have to mark a second choice if they do not wish. If there are only two candidates standing at the election, the result will be calculated on a first past the post system, based on the first column choice.
If there are three or more candidates, the Police and Crime Commissioner is elected using a system called the Supplementary Vote (SV).
The bank holiday will move from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, therefore, the counting of votes will take place on Monday 11th May 2020.
About Police and Crime Commissioners
Information relating to the candidates who are standing at this election can be found here https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/area/devon-cornwall