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.

To read about the roles and responsibilities of a PCC please visit the Home Office website.

If you are interested in standing as a candidate in the 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner elections, you can also find guidance, advice and information in the PCC Candidate Briefing produced by the Association of PCCs.

More information about elections and voting, the election guidance for PCCs, including qualifications for standing as a candidate, is also available on the Electoral Commission website.

More information regarding the elections in 2020 will be available on this website as guidance becomes available. Please revisit this page for any updates.

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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: