Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Elections
On Thursday 5 May 2016, elections for Police and Crime
Commissioners will take place in England and Wales (excluding
You will be asked to vote for a Police and
Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire. Polling stations will be open
Police and Crime Commissioners replaced local
police authorities in 2012. Police and Crime Commissioners do not
run the police, but are responsible for holding the police to
account for the public.
They are able to:
• Produce a police and crime plan setting out
local policing priorities
• Set the local policing budget and precept,
and decide how money will be spent
• Appoint chief constables and remove them
The successful candidate will be paid to do
the job until April 2020.
Trevor Holden, will be the Police Area
Returning Officer (PARO) for the PCC election in Bedfordshire and
is responsible for the coordination of the election across the
whole of the county, although Philip Simpkins, Local Returning
Officer (LRO) for Bedford Borough will have responsibility for
overseeing arrangements in the Borough of Bedford.
Counting of the votes cast in Bedford Borough
will take place at Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford on
Friday 6 May. The LRO will make a declaration of votes cast
in the Borough’s areas and the PARO will make the final declaration
of the result for the whole of Bedfordshire.
A candidates and agents briefing will
take place in the Council Chamber at Luton Town Hall at 6pm on
Wednesday 2 March. If you wish to attend, please contact Sam Freer
on 01582 546088.
Guidance for candidates and agents at Police
and Crime Commissioner elections is available on the
Electoral Commission website.
||Date (Deadline if not midnight)
|Publication of notice of
||Wednesday 30 March 2016
|Delivery of nomination papers
||On any working day during the hours stated on the notice of
election, until 4pm on Thursday 7 April 2016
|Deadline for delivery of nomination papers
||Thursday 7 April 2016 (4pm)
|Publication of statement of
||Friday 8 April 2016 (4pm)
|Deadline for receiving applications for registration
||Monday 18 April 2016
|Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy
applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy
||Tuesday 19 April 2016 (5pm)
|Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not
postal proxy or emergency proxies)
||Tuesday 26 April 2016 (5pm)
|Publication of notice of poll and situation of
||Not later than Tuesday 26 April 2016
||Thursday 5 May 2016 (7am to 10pm)
||Friday 6 May 2016
Information on the Bedfordshire PCC
website, including how to become a candidate and briefing
registration, including how to register
Voting by post
The deadline for receiving new postal vote
applications is 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2016.
Voting by proxy
The deadline for receiving new proxy
applications is 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2016.