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Police & Crime Commissioner Election - Thursday, 2 May 2024

The election of a Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the Leicestershire Police Area - covering nine local authority voting areas - will be held on Thursday, 2 May 2024 between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

The Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the Leicestershire Police Area is Leicester City Council. The Local Returning Officer (LRO) for the Oadby and Wigston voting area is Oadby & Wigston Borough Council.

Further information about the election, including the PCC's role, can be found on the information portal below.

Leicestershire PCC Election 2024 | Information Portal

Register to Vote

If your details are not on the electoral register, you will not be able to vote at this election.

The deadline to register to vote for this election is 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 16 April 2024.

You can register to vote by clicking on the button below.

Register to Vote

If you're already registered to vote, you do not need to re-apply.

For more information on registering to vote, visit our voter registration page.

Voter ID

You must show an accepted form of photo ID to be able to vote at a polling station at this election.

You can apply for a free voter ID document known as a Voter Authority Certificate if:

  • You don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID;
  • You’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you; or
  • If your name on your photo ID is different to the name you used to register to vote.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for this election is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 24 April 2024.

You can apply for your free voter ID by clicking the button below.

Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate

For more information on accepted forms of photo ID, including what to do if you do not have photo ID, visit our voter ID page.

Poll Cards

Poll cards will be issued to all registered voters following the publication of the Notice of Election on Tuesday, 26 March 2024.

If you've not recieved your poll card by Friday, 12 April 2024 it could mean that you're not registered to vote.

You don't need your poll card to vote at a polling station, as long as you're registered to vote and bring an accepted form of photo ID.

Candidates

The candidates standing for election and for which political party are below.

Name Political Party
Fizza Askari One Leicester
Aasiya Bora Green Party
Rupert Oliver Matthews Conservatives
Rory Palmer Labour and Co-operative Party
Ian Robert Sharpe Liberal Democrats

Further candidate information can also be found on the Choose My PCC website below or call 0300 1311323.

Choose My PCC | Leicestershire

Voting at a Polling Station

A polling station is a designated place where you go to vote in person on election day.

To find out where your polling station is, click the button below.

Find my Polling Station

Details of your polling station can also be found on your poll card.

Voting by Post

A postal vote is when you complete and return a postal vote pack sent to you before election day which contains your ballot paper and postal vote statement.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote for this election is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 17 April 2024.

You can apply for a postal vote by clicking the button below.

Apply for a Postal Vote

If you're already registered to vote by post, you do not need to re-apply.

Postal vote packs will be issued to all registered postal voters from Monday, 15 April 2024.

If you have not received your postal vote pack by Friday, 26 April 2024 please contact us.

The deadline to return completed postal vote packs for this election by 10:00 pm on Thursday, 2 May 2024.

Postal vote packs should be returned by Royal Mail post as soon as possible.

You can also return your postal vote pack (plus postal vote packs for up to 5 other postal voters) by hand:

You will be required to complete a Postal Vote Return Form if you return any postal vote pack(s) by hand.

Postal vote packs must not:

  • Be left in the council offices' external postbox or unattended reception point; or
  • Be handled by political campaigners (subject to limited exceptions).

Postal vote packs will be rejected if they are not received and/or handled in the correct way.

For more information on voting by post, visit our absent voting page.

Further information on correct postal vote pack handling can be found on the Electoral Commission's website.

Voting by Proxy

A proxy vote is when you appoint someone you trust to vote in person on your behalf at your polling station.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote for this election is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 24 April 2024.

You can apply for a proxy vote by clicking the button below.

Apply for a Proxy Vote

Your proxy must be a registered elector and bring an accepted form of photo ID for themseleves (not for you) to the polling station.

Your proxy can only be appointed and act as a proxy for up to two people (including yourself) living in the Oadby and Wigston voting area.

For more information on voting by proxy, visit our absent voting page.

Key Events, Dates and Times

Event Date/Time

Publication of notice of election

26 March 2024

Publication of statement of persons nominated

8 April 2024, 4:00 pm

Deadline to register to vote

16 April 2024, 11:59 pm

Deadline to apply for a postal vote or change an existing postal vote

17 April 2024, 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for a proxy vote

24 April 2024, 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for a voter authority certificate

24 April 2024, 5:00 pm

Publication of notice of poll

24 April 2024

Publication of situation of polling stations

24 April 2024

First date to apply for for a replacement for a spoilt or lost postal vote

26 April 2024

Polling day

2 May 2024, 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Deadline to apply for a replacement for a spoilt or lost postal vote

2 May 2024, 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for an emergency proxy vote

2 May 2024, 5:00 pm

Deadline to alter the register due to a clerical error

2 May 2024, 9:00 pm

Deadline for production of temporary voter authority certificates

2 May 2024, 10:00 pm

Verification and count

3 May 2024, 9:00 am - Finish

Election Notices

Last updated: Thursday, 11 April 2024 4:58 pm