Police and Crime Commissioner
Election 2 May 2024

Cheshire Police Area

On Thursday 2 May 2024 the elections are taking place across Cheshire East to elect the next Police and Crime Commissioner for the Cheshire Police Area.

The Cheshire Police Area is made up of the local authority areas of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington.

You can view more information about the Police and Crime Commissioner candidates standing at the election that will be held on 2 May 2024.

The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner

A Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is independent and will be elected to oversee how crime will be tackled in your police force area.

Their aim will be to cut crime and to ensure your police force is effective. They will bring more of a public voice to policing and they will do this by:

  • regularly engaging and meeting with the public to help set police and crime plans;
  • ensuring the police force budget is spent where it matters most; and
  • appointing the chief constable, and (if necessary) dismissing them if they have not performed well.

The PCC will not 'run' the police force. Chief constables will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the police force, but they will be accountable to the public via PCCs.  You can find out more from the Cheshire Police Authority.

A different system of voting

Previously the elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner used the supplementary voting system but legislation has recently changed and the election taking place on the 2 May 2024 will use the ‘first past the post’ method of voting . This means that for this election you will have one vote for the candidate of your choice.  The candidate with the most votes will be elected.

Voting

See our voting pages on registering to vote, where to vote - find your polling station, how to vote, voter ID.

You can apply for a postal vote if you don't want to vote in person at a polling station. 

Working at the elections

If you are interested in working on a polling station contact our Cheshire East elections team by emailing electionstaffing@cheshireeast.gov.uk