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Types of election, referendums, and who can vote

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There will be a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole on Thursday 2 May 2024.

There are different types of elections and referendums. The most common ones are:

Whether you can vote in an election or referendum will depend on:

  • your age
  • your nationality
  • where you live
  • whether you’ve registered to vote

Dates of elections 

Type of election  Last election Next scheduled election
Local and Parish Council elections 4 May 2023 6 May 2027
Police and Crime Commissioner election 6 May 2021 2 May 2024
General elections (elections to the UK Parliament) 12 December 2019 4 July 2024

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