Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner Elections - 6 May 2021

Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years, with the current term running until 13 May 2020. The Police and Crime Commissioner elections for England and Wales originally scheduled to be held on 7 May 2020 will now be held on 6 May 2021.

Police Area Returning Officer

The overall responsibility for the conduct of the election will sit with the designated Police Area Returning Officer for each Police Force Area as set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

The Minister of State of the Cabinet Office has formally designated the City of Lincoln Council to provide the appropriate officer (Head of Paid Service) to conduct the 2021 Police and Crime Commissioner election for the Lincolnshire Police Area.

Mrs Angela Andrews, Chief Executive at the City of Lincoln Council, is the Police Area Returning Officer and will discharge her duties in accordance with The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2012.

Prospective Candidates

A briefing for prospective candidates and agents will be held remotely via Zoom on Monday 15th March 2021 at 6pm. Please follow the link below to join.


Webinar ID: 989 1899 7246

Passcode: 776533

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has produced a Police and Crime Commissioner Briefing which provides guidance, advice and information for anyone interested in standing as a candidate.

Further information, including qualifications for standing as a candidate, can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

Election Timetable

Timetable 2021

Publication of Notice of Election

22 March 2021

Deadline for Nominations

8 April 2021 (4pm)

Publication of Statement of Persons Nominated

9 April 2021 – 4pm

Publication of Notice of Poll

9 April 2021

Deadline for Receiving Applications for Registration

19 April 2021 (Midnight)

Deadline for Postal and Postal Proxy Applications

20 April 2021 (5pm)

Deadline for Proxy Applications

27 April 2021 (5pm)

First Date for Re-issue of Lost and Spoilt Postal Votes

29 April 2021

Last Date for Replacement Postal Votes

6 May 2021 (5pm)

Deadline for Emergency Proxy Applications

6 May 2021 (5pm)

Supplementary Voting System

Police and Crime Commissioner elections use the Supplementary Vote (SV) system.

The ballot paper will list the Police and Crime Commissioner candidates, with two columns for marking your first choice and second choice.

In the first column, you mark a cross [X] next to the candidate who is your first choice. For your vote to be counted, you need to cast a first choice vote.

In the second column, you can mark a cross [X] next to the candidate who is your second choice. You do not have to mark a second choice.

If only two candidates stand in your area, the election will use the first-past-the-post system. You can only vote for one candidate in this instance, by putting a cross [X] in the box next to your choice.

Statutory Notices

Statutory Notices for the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will appear on this page for the City of Lincoln voting area. Notices relating to other voting areas within the Lincolnshire Police Area can be viewed via the following local authority websites: