Information about the PCC Election

Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected every four years. The term of the current PCC runs until 13 May 2020.

The date of the next PCC election for England and Wales is 7 May 2020.  

The overall responsibility for the conduct of the election will sit with the designated Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for each police force area as set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

The Minister of State of the Cabinet Office has formally designated Brighton & Hove City Council to provide the appropriate officer (Head of Paid Services) to conduct the 2020 PCC election for the police area of Sussex.

Mr Geoff Raw, Chief Executive Officer of Brighton & Hove City Council, is the PARO and will discharge his duties in accordance with The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012.

Further information about the election can be viewed on the Brighton & Hove City Council website here. Additional information is also set out in The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Designation of Police Area Returning officers Order) 2015.

Key dates for the PCC Election 2020:

 

30 March 2020: Publication of Notice of PCC Election (Purdah – pre-election period starts)

31 March – 8 April 2020: Nomination period for PCC candidates

9 April 2020: Publication of statement of persons nominated for PCC election

  • Monday, 30 March 2020: Publication of Notice of PCC Election
  • Tuesday, 31 March - Wednesday, 8 April 2020: Nomination period for PCC candidates
  • Thursday, 9 April 2020: Publication of statement of persons nominated for PCC election
  • Thursday, 7 May 2020: Election day
  • Monday, 11 May 2020: Count and declaration of result
  • Wednesday, 13 May 2020: Term of incumbent PCC ceases
  • Thursday, 14 May 2020: Newly or re-elected PCC takes office

The Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) has produced a PCC Candidate Briefing which provides guidance, advice and information for anyone interested in standing as a candidate in the 2020 elections.    

To read more about the election guidance for PCCs, including qualifications for standing as a candidate, please visit the Electoral Commission website.

This page will be updated as guidance becomes available for the 2020 election.

The OSPCC will also be providing information about the role of a PCC and holding a briefing event shortly after the deadline for nominations on 8 April 2020.

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