Police & Crime Commissioner election 6 May 2021

If you need to contact us about the May 2021 Elections:

Helpline: 01629 761335 

Email: elections@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

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Upcoming Elections

The following elections will take place in the Derbyshire Dales on 6 May 2021
  • Police and Crime Commissioner Election
  • Derbyshire County Council Elections
  • Kirk Ireton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

Along with voters in 41 other police force areas in England & Wales, excluding London voters in Derbyshire will have the opportunity to vote for the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) 

Information about the role of the Police & Crime Commissioner.

Derby City Council is the lead authority for the Derbyshire police area, 


Voting Method

These elections use the Supplementary Voting system where voters can choose a first preference candidate and a second preference candidate. When the first preference votes have been counted, if no candidate has an overall majority (more than 50%) the second preference votes for the top two candidates are then counted. First preference and second preference votes for these two candidates are then added together. The candidate with the most total votes wins the election.

Each local authority will count their own votes and provide these to Derby City Council. Once all the results are collated, they will declare who is elected as PCC for Derbyshire and this web page will be updated.



How can I stand as a candidate in the PCC Election?

You must be:
  • at least 18 years old on the day of your nomination
  • a British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union, and
  • registered as a local government elector with a local council within the Derbyshire area both at the time of your nomination and on polling day
Prospective Candidate Briefing

Emily Feenan the Police Area Returning Officer for Derbyshire will be hosting online events for any prospective candidates intending to stand at the forthcoming election and their agents. These briefings will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 16 March 2021 and Tuesday 20 April  and will cover the nomination process, issue of poll cards, registering to vote, postal voting and deadlines. The briefing will take place virtually using Microsoft Teams, please contact Derby City Council by email if you are interested in attending the briefing.

Nomination Process

Nominations to stand for election as a candidate for the PCC elections will be accepted by the Police Area Returning Officer at Derby City Council. Further details can be found on their website

Derbyshire Police Area Returning Officer Website

Completed nomination forms together with the required deposit must be submitted in person to the Police Area Returning Officer. Derbysgire Dales District Council can not accept nominations for this election.

Guidance for candidates and agents is available from the Electoral Commission.

How can I vote in PCC Election?

To vote on Thursday 6 May 2021 you must be registered on the electoral roll or have applied to register by Monday 19 April 2021. 

If you need to register to vote please read our gudiance on how to register to vote.

If you want to vote by post, you must be registered to vote, and we must receive your completed postal vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

If you wish to apply please read our guidance on how to apply for a postal vote.

If you want to vote by proxy, you must be registered to vote, and we must receive your completed proxy vote application form by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

If you wish to nominate a proxy then read our guidance on how to apply for a proxy vote.

Further information and application forms are available from the Electoral Commission.