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Find your voice – choose your next Police and Crime Commissioner

People living in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse will be able to vote for their next Thames Valley Area Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on Thursday 2 May.

The PCC election will give residents across the Thames Valley the opportunity to select the individual who will be responsible for overseeing how crime is tackled and that the policing needs of communities across the region are met.

Nigel Lynn, Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the Thames Valley, said: “It’s time to start thinking about who you want as your next Police and Crime Commissioner. They are elected by you and answerable to you, so you have an important role to play is selecting the right person.”

Mark Stone, Local Area Returning Officer for South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse said: “This is a great opportunity to influence policing across the region.  Don’t miss out!  Make sure you are registered to vote and have the correct photo ID ready for 2 May or, if you’re going to be away, apply now for a postal vote.”

The list of candidates standing for election will be published on Monday 8 April, then electors will be able to read the PCC candidates’ manifestos from 10 April at

Anyone registered to vote will be eligible to have their say in the election. The voter registration deadline for the PCC election is 11:59pm on Tuesday 16 April. Registering to vote only takes five minutes at

To vote at a polling station you must bring photo ID with you – a wide range of photo ID will be accepted, including passports, driving licences and cards with a PASS Mark – you can see the full list of accepted ID on the Electoral Commission website

If you don’t have the accepted photo ID – apply NOW for a free voter ID document known as a Voter Authority Certificate on the Electoral Commission website. The deadline for applications for this election is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

The result of the election will be announced on Saturday 4 May at Newbury Racecourse.

For more information:

Residents in South Oxfordshire should visit –

Residents in the Vale of White Horse should visit –

To find out more about the PCC role, visit – 

You may also find this short video on the role of the PCC useful

Anyone interested in standing for election should email  with their name, stating whether they are a prospective candidate or agent, and give contact email address and telephone number(s). More information can be found at –

Key deadlines for this election

  • You must be registered to vote by – midnight on Tuesday 16 April 2024
  • Postal vote and postal proxy vote applications – 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024
  • Changes to existing postal and proxy vote arrangements – 5pm on Wednesday 17 April 2024
  • Voter Authority Certificate (voter ID) applications – 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • New proxy vote applications – 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2024