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Elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner are held every four years.

The next election will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024. 

For this election Plymouth City Council acts as the Police Area Returning Officer for the whole of Devon and Cornwall and has information available for prospective candidates.

Anyone registered to vote in Mid Devon, who wishes to vote in this election, will be sent a polling card from Mid Devon District Council. If you are not registered to vote you can do so online.

The Electoral Commission has further information for electors.

The below timetable may be useful for prospective candidates and voters.

 

Event

Date

Poll cards sent out

Wednesday, 20 March

(18 April for anyone who registered to vote after 12 March)

Delivery of candidate nomination papers

Between 10am and 4pm on any working day from Thursday, 21 March to Friday, 5 April

Publication of statement of persons nominated

Not later than 4pm, Monday 8 April

Deadline for receiving applications for electoral registration (if not already registered)

Tuesday, 16 April

Postal votes will be sent out

Tuesday, 16 April

(19 April for anyone who applied after 11 April)

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes

Applications can be made online at: Apply for a postal vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

5pm on Wednesday 17 April

Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)

Applications can be made online at: Apply for a proxy vote - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

5pm, Wednesday 24 April

Deadline for receiving applications for voter ID (Voter Authority Certificates)

Applications can be made online at: Apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

5pm, Wednesday 24 April

First date that electors can apply for replacement for lost postal votes

Friday 26 April

Polling day

 

7am to 10pm, Thursday 2 May

Last time that electors can apply for a replacement for spoilt or lost postal votes

5pm, Thursday 2 May

Deadline for emergency proxy applications

5pm, Thursday 2 May

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