Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years. The last election was held in 2021 (delayed from 2020 due to the pandemic).
A Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for making sure the police deliver an efficient and effective service in the area they are elected to represent. The current Police and Crime Commissioner is Rupert Matthews (Conservative).
- Election notices
- Registering to vote
- Postal and postal proxy voting
- Proxy voting
- Candidate details
- Poll cards
- Polling stations
To vote in the 6 May 2021 election by postal vote, we must receive your application by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.
You need to apply for and appoint your proxy before they can apply to vote by post.
Your postal proxy must then register to vote by post before the 20 April deadline, so make sure you allow enough time for this - download application form for proxy to vote by post
If we receive your application before 5pm on 8 April 2021, we will send your postal vote on 16 April 2021.
If we receive your application after 5pm on 8 April 2021, we will send your postal vote on 26 April 2021.
From 29 April 2021, contact us if your postal vote:
- is lost
- is damaged - you'll need to return this and bring proof of your identity when you collect the replacement
- has been stolen
- has not arrived
To cancel your postal vote, you must contact us by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021, or you will not be able to vote at your polling station.
The Royal Mail have requested we make you aware that there are priority Post Boxes having later collection times. Originally introduced to help with the collection and onward delivery of Covid Test Kits, they are also available to Elections which are also classed as priority mail. Many have collection times between 15:00 and 17:00 on both Saturday and Sunday. You can find further details on the Royal Mail website at this link www.royalmail.com/priority-postboxes which will tell you where you can find a priority box in your area.
To vote in the 6 May 2021 election by proxy vote, we must receive your application by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.
To change or cancel your proxy vote must do so by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021 or they will not be able to vote at a polling station.
When the full list of candidates is known, you can find their manifestos on the national candidates' website.
If you register to vote before 5 February 2021, we will send your poll card on or around 25 March 2021.
If you register to vote after 5 February 2021, we will send your poll card on or around 26 April.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, and for this election only, the polling station for South Luffenham has been changed from the Village Hall South Luffenham to:
The Boot Inn
10, The Street