This section is designed as an information portal for the PCC elections in Warwickshire and will be updated on a regular basis with everything you need to know about the election as well as information for prospective candidates.
Please use the links on the right to find out more about the PCC Elections in Warwickshire or click below to jump to a section:
- The role of the PCC – what does it involve and what are the responsibilities?
- Election information – how are the elections organised, who can stand and who can vote?
- Candidates – information for candidates and prospective candidates, together with a log of information provided to candidates by the OPCC
- Useful links and downloads – A number of useful documents can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the links in this section.
As the OPCC is politically neutral, it has developed a protocol setting out the arrangements to ensure that candidates and potential candidates participating in the election are dealt with in a fair, transparent and equal manner:
When are elections scheduled?
Police and Crime Commissioners are normally elected every four years. The last election was in May 2016 and the next election had been due to take place on 7 May 2020. On the 13 March the Prime Minister announced that all elections scheduled to take place on the 7 May 2020 would be postponed for one year, due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. These elections will now take place on the 6 May 2021.
All PCCs who are elected in 2021 will serve a three-year term of office. Retaining a four-year cycle from 2021 would mean that PCC elections would be held in subsequent ‘fallow’ or standalone election years. Reducing the term to three years, for those elected in 2021, will not disturb the overall pattern of election cycles and will synchronise PCC elections with many other local polls. The next scheduled PCC elections, after 2021, will therefore take place in 2024.