South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner by-election
The Police Area Returning Officer has announced that the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner by-election will take place on Thursday 30 October 2014. For further information please contact Barnsley Council or visit their website.
- Information about the candidates standing in the by-election can be found on the Choose My PCC website. The statement as to persons nominated can now be found on Barnsley Council's website.
- Please note that the deadline for applications to be included on the electoral register in order to vote in these elections is Tuesday 14th October 2014. Please visit your local council's website for more information.
- The deadline for applications to vote by post, amendments to existing postal votes and requests to cancel postal votes is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 15th October 2014. Please visit your local council's website for more information.
- The deadline for applications to vote by proxy is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 22nd October 2014. Please visit your local council's website for more information.
For further guidance and resources on the role of a Police and Crime Commissioner, please visit the Electoral Commission Website.
Voting in the by-election
You can vote in the election if;
- you are resident in that particular area
- a British citizen living in the UK or registered to vote as a crown servant or member of the armed services
- a European Union citizen living in the UK
- a Commonwealth citizen who either:
- does not need leave to be resident in the UK, or
- has the necessary leave and is legally resident in the UK
A Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) will be responsible for the overall conduct of the election of a Police and Crime Commissioner for each police area in England and Wales. The PARO will undertake the duties prescribed by Regulations under the provisions of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act. Further details about the election process and how to stand will be issued by the Electoral Commission.
Standing as a candidate in the by-election
A person may stand as a PCC if;
- They are 18 or over. They are a British, Commonwealth or EU citizen
- They are registered to vote in the force area in which they wish to stand
A person may not stand as a PCC if;
- They have been convicted of an imprisonable offence
- They are a serving;
- civil servant
- police officer
- member of the regular armed forces
- employee of a council within the force area
- employee of a police related agency
- employee of another government agency
- politically restricted post-holder
- member of police staff (including PCSOs)
- member of a police authority
Please note that MEPs, MSPs, AMs and MPs will be able to stand as PCCs, but will need to stand down from their existing post before being able to accept the post of PCC.
Page updated on Thursday 9th October 2014
Posted on Monday 22nd September 2014