Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016
An election for a Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire was held on Thursday 5 May 2016 - see the Related Article on the right hand side to view the results of the counts of votes
To be eligible to vote in this election you need to be:
- living and registered to vote at an address in the Borough of Boston
- 18+ years old
- British, Irish, a Commonwealth citizen or a European Union citizen (living in the UK)
This election will be run on 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 do not receive a poll card it may be that you are not on the electoral register. To be eligible to vote in the PCC election you will need to register by 18 April, which you can do on-line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact the elections office on 01205 314220 / 314221 to request a form.
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.
If you know you won't be able to vote in person, then you can either:
- Apply to vote by post (by 5pm 19 April 2016)
- Apply to vote by proxy, appoint someone else to vote on your behalf (by 5pm 26 April 2016)
If your postal application has been successful you should receive a postal ballot pack by 28 April 2016. Completed postal votes need to be received by the Local Returning Officer by 10 p.m. on Thursday 5 May to be counted in the election.
Polling stations will be open from 7am-10pm on Election Day, Thursday 5 May 2016. Although it is not necessary to hand over your poll card at the polling station, it is helpful if you take it with you as it makes it easier for staff to locate you on the register.
The votes will be counted the next day and the results will be posted on this website soon after they are declared.
What is the role of a Police & Crime Commissioner?
If you are interested in standing as a candidate in Lincolnshire you can contact the Police Area Returning Officer, based at the City of Lincoln Council, by e-mail to PARO@lincoln.gov.uk or telephone 01522 873439.
Link to PCC pages on City of Lincoln Website
For information on the position of Police and Crime Commissioner from candidates or political parties, please contact Howard Hunt, Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Communications by e-mail email@example.com or telephone 01522 947221.
Information is also available from the Electoral Commission website, or if you just want to know what the role of a Police & Crime Commissioner is, please go to the "The Association of Police & Crime Commissioners" website.
|[33kb]||Police and Crime Commissioner Election 5.5.16 - Certificate of First Count Totals||The results of the first count of votes in the election|
|[31kb]||Police and Crime Commissioner Election 5.5.16 - Certificate of Second Count Totals||Results of the second count of votes in the election|
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