Police & Crime Commissioner Elections

The 2020 Police & Crime Commissioner election due to be held on 7 May 2020 has been postponed until 6 May 2021

To be eligible to vote in the Police & Crime Commissioner election you need to be:

  • living and registered to vote at an address in the BCP Council area
  • 18+ years old
  • British, Irish, a Commonwealth citizen or a European Union citizen (living in the uk)

This election uses the Supplementary Voting system so when you receive your ballot paper, you will have a first choice and a second choice vote. 

Your poll card

Providing your name is on the electoral register, you will receive a poll card which tells you where you should vote

If you have already chosen to vote by post then you will receive a poll card which tells you when and where your voting papers will be sent.

Voting options

If you know you won't be able to vote in person, then you can either:

If your postal application has been successful you should receive a postal ballot pack.

Election Results

The results will be posted on this website soon after they are declared.

View the 2016 results from the previous Police & Crime Commissioner Election.

Standing as a candidate

If you are interested in standing as a candidate for the Dorset police area you can visit the Electoral Commission website for guidance and to download nomination forms, or if you just want to know what the role of a Police & Crime Commissioner is, please go to the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners website.