PCC election 2020 - have a voice on May 7th

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected every four years.  The last election was in May 2016 and the next election will be on 7th May 2020.

The successful candidate will be elected for a four-year term.

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 by clicking here. 


The Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) has also produced a short video which explains how the public can have their say about who their local PCC is: