North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2021

The "PCC" elections take place on May 6th for the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for:
  • Holding the Police Force to account
  • Appointing Chief Constables and dismissing them (if necessary)
  • Setting police budgets
  • Setting the amount of Council Tax people will pay towards policing
  • Setting out policing priorities for the local area
  • Overseeing how crime is tackled in the area and setting aims to ensure the police are providing a good service
  • Meeting and consulting the public regularly, to listen to their views on policing
  • Producing a police and crime plan that sets out local policing priorities
  • Deciding how the budget will be spent
As there are more than two candidates, the Police and Crime Commissioner will be elected under the supplementary vote system:
  • A voter can vote for a first and second choice candidate they want to elect.
  • If a candidate obtains more than 50% of the first choice votes, they will be declared elected.
  • If no candidate obtains more than 50% of the first choice votes, all candidates except for those in first and second place are eliminated.
  • The ballot papers showing a first preference for one of the eliminated candidates are checked for their second preference.
  • Any second preference votes for the remaining two candidates are then added to their first preference votes and the candidate with the most votes is elected.
Make sure you are registered to vote ( ) before midnight on April 19th, and you should get a "poll card" through the post telling you where to vote, however you don't need one to take part.

How do I vote?

Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on 6th of May.
If you don't have your poll card, you can go to the polling station and give them your name and address. You don't need any other form of ID.
Give your name and address to the staff inside the polling station when you arrive. You don’t have to take your poll card with you.
You’ll be given a ballot paper containing a list of the people, parties or the options you can vote for.

  • Take your ballot paper into a polling booth.
  • Follow the instructions on the notices in the polling booth and on the top of the ballot paper to vote.
  • Put it in the ballot box.

When are the results out?

Polling stations close at 10pm on the 6th of May - we are expecting the count on Sunday 9th - and will bring you the result live.

All candidates standing here are listed below, you can click to read their profile and Q&A:

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