Police and Crime Commissioner elections

When do these elections take place?

The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire normally takes place every four years. 

The next election will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024

Who can vote at a Police and Crime Commissioner election?

To vote at a Police and Crime Commissioner election you must be registered to vote and: 

  • be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
  • be a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth or EU citizen
  • be resident at an address in England or Wales
  • not be legally excluded from voting  

How is a Police and Crime Commissioner elected?

Police and Crime Commissioners are elected using the First Past the Post system, where the candidate that receives the most votes across the whole of the voting area (eg county of Lincolnshire) is elected. 

One local authority for each Police Force Area will be designated as the Police Area Returning Officer and will have the overall responsibility for the administration of the election for that area. This is the City of Lincoln Council.     

What does a Police and Crime Commissioner do?

Further information about this role is available on the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner's website and Lincolnshire Police & Crime Commissioner's website.

Further information

At the time of an election more detailed information for voters, candidates and agents, including the election timetable will be on this page.