Police and Crime Commissioner results will be posted here once available.
Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years.
Under the Coronavirus Act 2020, the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the Surrey Police Area due to have taken place on 7 May 2020 was postponed until 6 May 2021.
The PCC is responsible for setting the strategic objectives for policing in Surrey.
This includes setting and updating a police and crime plan, setting the force budget and precept and appointing (and where necessary dismissing) the Chief Constable. The Police and Crime Panel will play a key role in scrutinising decisions made by the Commissioner in connection to these responsibilities.
These arrangements are designed to increase transparency of the delivery of policing services and to give the public the ability to ensure their police are accountable. As such, the Chief Constable of Surrey Police is accountable to the Commissioner and the Commissioner is accountable to the electorate.
To find out more about the role of the PCC, please visit the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner website.
For more detail about the roles and responsibilities of a PCC please visit the Home Office website.
You can find further information on the PCC candidates standing for election in the Surrey Police Area on the Choose My PCC website after 9 April 2021.
The voting system
The PCC elections will be using the Supplementary Vote (SV) system. Under SV, there are two columns on the ballot paper - one for voters to mark their first choice and one in which to mark a second choice. Voters mark 'X' in each column, although voters are not required to make a second choice if they do not wish to.
After the first choice votes are counted, and if one candidate has a majority, over 50% of the votes cast, that candidate is elected. If no candidate receives a majority, the top two candidates continue to a second round and all other candidates are eliminated. The second-choice votes of everyone whose first choice has been eliminated are then counted.
Any votes for the remaining candidates are then added to their first-round totals. Whichever candidate has the most votes after these second-preferences have been allocated is declared the winner.