Thursday 2 May 2024

Police and Crime Commissioner elections

There are 39 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales. The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held on Thursday 2 May 2024 in Lancashire. They are elected to make sure the police are run properly.

They work with the police and other partners to cut crime and give the public a voice at the highest level. Your PCC will do this by:

  • being directly accountable to the scrutiny of the public
  • having the democratic mandate to respond to local people’s concerns
  • setting local force’s policing priorities and force budget
  • working with local partners to prevent crime
  • holding their Chief Constable to account for the performance of the force
  • appointing, and where necessary dismissing, the Chief Constable.

PCCs are elected to make sure that local police meet the needs of the community. You can contact your local PCC about:

  • how your area is policed
  • the police budget
  • the amount of council tax charged for the police
  • the information you get about what the local police are doing

To vote in the Police & Crime Commissioner Election you must be registered to vote by
Tuesday 16 April 2024 (Midnight)

You can complete an application online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or if you are unsure if you are already registered to vote, you can email electoral@fylde.gov.uk with your name and address to check.

The Count will take place on Friday 3 May and the Lancashire results will be published on this page.

Voter ID

If you vote at the polling station, you will need to bring photo identification. More information about Voter Id can be found here Voter ID – Fylde Council

Voting by Post

Voting by post is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station.

The deadline for postal voting is – Wednesday 17 April 2024, 5pm.

You can apply for a postal vote online at www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote

NEW RULES MEAN YOUR POSTAL VOTE WILL BE REJECTED IF IT IS NOT RETURNED CORRECTLY

  • The easiest and most convenient way to return your postal vote is by posting it in a Royal Mail post box using the pre-paid envelope provided (envelope B)
  • Please allow sufficient time for your postal vote to reach us through the post. It must be received by the Returning Officer not later than 10pm on polling day
  • If you are hand delivering your completed postal vote, for example at a polling station or at the Electoral Services Office, you now need to complete a form. Our staff will help you with this
  • You may hand deliver your own and no more than 5 other postal votes per election
  • If you are a campaigner, you can only hand in your own postal vote, and those of close relatives or people for whom you provide regular care
  • Please DO NOT leave your postal vote in any Council Office post boxes, reception points or a polling station desk without completing a form

Voting by Proxy

Voting by proxy is an easy and convenient way of voting if you are unable to get to the polling station. The deadline for proxy voting is Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 5.00pm.

You can apply for a postal vote online at www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote

Interested in working on the Election?

We employ hundreds of staff at election time to make sure that the process is run smoothly, in an open and transparent way.

If you are interested in working for us, click here to complete an initial form.

For any further information please contact: electoral@fylde.gov.uk or call 01253 658549.

Lancashire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC)

Or contact Lancashire Police Area Returning Officer