Everything you need to know about the Police and Crime Commissioner Election tomorrow

The Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner Election takes place tomorrow, Thursday 2 May and gives voters the opportunity to have their say on who has the responsibility for overseeing the work of Wiltshire Police.

Here’s all the information you need to vote, including some recent important changes.

Voter ID

You will need to bring photo ID if you are voting in person. Accepted forms of photo ID include passports, photographic driving licences, biometric immigration documents and certain concessionary travel passes.

If you don’t have photo ID but have a voter authority certificate, please ensure you bring that with you to vote.

If you don’t have photo ID or a voter authority certificate, you will not be able to vote at a polling station.  Full list of accepted ID Here

Postal vote process

There have been some changes to the postal vote process.

If you haven’t already posted your postal vote pack back to us, then it may not reach us in time for 2 May. If you haven’t posted it, you can hand them in at County Hall reception in Trowbridge. Alternatively, on polling day you can hand postal votes in at the polling station. You will need to complete a form that will be provided to you on arrival.

There is now a limit on the number of postal vote packs that can be hand delivered. An elector can only submit their own and up to five others (six in total).

Please do not put postal votes into the post boxes at our offices at County Hall in Trowbridge, Bourne Hill in Salisbury or Monkton Park in Chippenham as they will be rejected.

Find your polling station

Not sure where your polling station is?

Details of your polling station can be found on your poll card, which also contains information on Voter ID.   Find your polling station now

Polling day

You will be able to vote at your local polling station from 7am – 10pm.

You don’t need to bring your poll card to vote but it does help to speed up the process on arrival.

You will be asked for your name by polling station staff and for your photo ID or voter authority certificate. You will then be instructed on how to cast your vote.

Result of the election

Your votes will be verified and counted on Saturday 4 May.

When formally declared by the Police Area Returning Officer Terence Herbert, the result will be published on our social media accounts – @WiltsCouncil on X, Our Wiltshire on Facebook, and on our website.

The candidates

To find out more information about the candidates standing in the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner election, please visit the Choose My PCC website.

 

 

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