Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected every four years.

The last election was in May 2016 and the next election will be on 6th May 2021, following a year's postponement in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

To vote in a Police and Crime Commissioner Election, you must be over 18 and registered to vote. Information on registering to vote can be found on the Electoral Commission’s website

The Merseyside PCC election will be managed by the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO). This will be a monitoring officer from a council within Merseyside, appointed nearer to the election date.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has no role in organising the election, or in circulating information about the candidates.

Prospective Candidates

If you are considering standing as a candidate you can find a range of information on this site, including key information, useful links and contact details on our Candidates Page.

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