Police and Crime Commissioner Elections
On 15 November 2012, for the first time, an election will be held for a new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Derbyshire.
The PCC will have the following key roles:
- Representing and engaging with communities
- Setting priorities for the Force and preparing the annual Police and Crime plan
- Holding the Chief Constable to account
- Appointing (and dismissing) the Chief Constable
- Publishing an annual report stating how priorities and targets have been met and other information as specified by the Secretary of State to enable greater public awareness of police and crime performance in the area.
Further information about the elections, who may stand as a candidate and the role of a Police and Crime Commissioner is available at the following websites:
- Electoral Commission website
- Derbyshire Police website
- About My Vote website
- Choose My Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) website
Please look at this television advert which also provides you with further information.
Amber Valley Council will be the lead authority for the election in Derbyshire.
At this election, the supplementary voting system will be used. As long as there are more than 2 candidates, voters will have one ballot paper on which they may make two choices - a first choice vote and a second choice vote. Voters should:
- place a cross (X) in the first choice column for their first choice candidate
- place a cross (X) in the second choice column for their second choice candidate.
A second choice vote does not need to be made, but doing so gives the voter a chance of having a say if their first choice candidate is eliminated in the first round.
If a candidate receives more than half of all the first choice votes in Derbyshire they are elected. If this does not happen, the top two candidates by first choice votes go through to a second round. All the other candidates are eliminated, but the second choice votes on their ballot papers are counted. If they are for either of the top two candidates, these second choices are added to their totals. The candidate with the highest total of first and second choice votes wins.
Please see this television advert which tells you how to place your vote.
Registering to vote
In order to vote in this election, your name must appear on the Electoral Register. The Electoral Registration Officer is currently undertaking the annual canvass, where every household within the High Peak Borough receives a Register of Electors form. It is a legal requirement to provide the information requested on the form.
If you wish to vote by post or by proxy at this election, or if you're not sure if you are registered, please contact Electoral Services on 0845 129 7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information will be displayed on this website as it becomes available.
Last updated: 8th May 2013