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The Election

The election of PCCs will take place on the 15th of November 2012 and the winner of the election in South Yorkshire will subsequently take office on the 22nd of November 2012.

A person may stand as a PCC if;

  • They are 18 or over They are a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen
  • They are registered to vote in the force area in which they wish to stand

A person may not stand as a PCC if;

  • They have been convicted of an imprisonable offence They are a serving; civil servant, judge, police officer, member of the regular armed forces, employee of a council within the force area, employee of a police related agency, employee of another government agency, politically restricted post-holder, member of police staff (including PCSOs) or member of a police authority
  • MEPs, MSPs, AMs and MPs will be able to stand as PCCs, but will need to stand down from their existing post before being able to accept the post of PCC

You can vote in the election if;

  • you are resident in that particular area
  • a British citizen living in the UK or registered to vote as a crown servant or member of the armed services
  • a European Union citizen living in the UK
  • a Commonwealth citizen who either does not need leave to be resident in the UK, or has the necessary leave and is legally resident in the UK

How to vote

 Want to stand?

A Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) will be responsible for the overall conduct of the election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for each police area in England and Wales. The PARO will undertake the duties prescribed by Regulations under the provisions of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act. Further details about the election process and how to stand will be issued by the Electoral Commission. For enquiries please contact Andrew Frosdick (South Yorkshire PARO) andrewfrosdick@barnsley.gov.uk or call 01226773001.

For further guidance and resources on the role of a Police and Crime Commissioner, please visit the Electoral Commission Website.

 

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