For the information you need about all the elections taking place on Thursday 6 May please see our special Elections 2021 page.
On Thursday 6 May 2021, voters will be able to cast their ballot to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley area. This election was postponed from May 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives who oversee how crime is tackled in a police force area. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure the police force is effective. They are elected for a four year term.
To read the four candidates’ manifestos, visit the Choose My PCC website.
The Police Crime and Commissioner Election on May 6 will use the Supplementary Vote system, which gives voters a first and second choice.
If no candidate gets more than 50 per cent of the first-choice votes, all except the top two candidates are eliminated. If an individual’s first-choice candidate is eliminated, and their second choice is for one of the top two, their second choice is counted.
Further information about the PCC elections can be found via the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) page, which is hosted by Cherwell District Council.
For more information about the role of the PCC please see the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners website.
For the key dates and details about voter eligibility for this election please see our information about Current and upcoming elections.