Police & Crime Commissioners Elections 2012 (Thursday 15 November 2012)

On the 15 November 2012, for the first time ever, voters across England and Wales will elect Police and Crime Commissioners who will be accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force area.

To have your say in this election, you must be registered to vote.

This is the first election of its kind in this country and this website will provide information about the role of the Commissioner and how you can take part in the election. The elected Commissioner will be responsible for holding the Chief Constable and North Wales Police to account on your behalf. He or she will oversee how crime is tackled in North Wales and aim to ensure the Police are providing a good service.

For information on candidates in your police area go to www.choosemypcc.org.uk (external link) or call 0800 1 07 07 08

Election Documents

These documents are available to download in the following format:

Notice of Poll - PDF version 19Kb

Notice of Election - PDF version 54Kb

Notice of Appointment of Election Agents – Sub Agents - PDF version 18Kb

Notice of Election Agents Names and Offices - PDF version 16Kb

The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner

The job of the police and crime commissioner will be to ensure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, bringing communities closer to the police, building confidence in the system and restoring trust.

Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) will give the public a voice at the highest level, and give the public the ability to ensure their police are accountable.

More information about the role of the PCC together with advice if you are interested in becoming a candidate in the election is available from the Home Office.

Information for prospective candidates and agents at these elections is available from the Electoral Commission.

The Electoral Commission will send an information booklet to homes in late October/ early November with information about the election and how to vote.

North Wales Police Force Area

The Chief Executive of Flintshire County Council, Colin Everett, has been appointed as the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the Police & Crime Commissioners Elections (North Wales Area). This means that he is responsible for the overall conduct of the election in the North Wales area.  He has appointed Gareth Owens, Head of Legal and Democratic Services to act as Deputy Police Area Returning Officer.

Along with Flintshire, there are five other Authorities in the North Wales area, namely Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham.  The Local Returning Officers for these areas are list below:-

Richard Parry Jones Anglesey County Council
Iwan Davies Conwy County Borough Council
Mohammed Mehmet Denbighshire County Council
Colin Everett Flintshire County Council
Dilys Phillips Gwynedd Council
Helen Paterson Wrexham County Borough Council

Who has been elected?

The votes will be counted for each Local Authority on Friday, 16 November with the final result as to who has become the first North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner being announced at Deeside College, Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay by the Police Area Returning Officer, Colin Everett.

The result will also appear on the Flintshire County Council website.

Further information is also available on the North Wales Police Authority website www.nwalespa.org

More information

For more information about this new type of election, how to stand as a candidate, how votes will be counted, etc., please visit the Home Office website www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/police-crime-commissioners

Further information is also available on the North Wales Police Authority website www.nwalespa.org

The Electoral Commission has also produced guidance for candidates and agents.  Please visit the Electoral Commission website www.electoralcommission.org.uk

For specific queries regarding registration, eligibility to vote, and postal/proxy voting, you should contact your local Elections Team at:

Electoral Offices
Ty Dewi Sant
Rhosddu Road
Wrexham
LL11 1NF
Telephone: 01978 292020
Email: electoral@wrexham.gov.uk 

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