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Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election 7 May 2020

Government has announced that all elections scheduled for 7 May 2020 will be postponed for 12 months, therefore, the PCC elections will no longer go ahead on this date.

Trevor Holden of South Norfolk Council has been designated the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for Norfolk for the PCC elections which are being held on 7 May 2020. The Police and Crime Commissioner is elected under the Supplementary Voting System.


The briefing due to be held this evening (16 March) has now been postponed in line with the PCC election being postponed until May 2021. Confirmation of the election and its new date will follow in due course. 

Prospective candidates can find further information on the following websites:

Information for voters

The statement of persons nominated (the list of candidates standing at the election) will be published no later than 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2020.

Where candidates provide a campaign statement, they will be available here The candidate statements will be produced into a booklet and will be published online on 17 April 2020.  The booklet will be available to download or to order from the website. 

How to vote 

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.

If you are currently on the electoral register you will receive a poll card by Monday 6 April 2020. This will tell you how, where and when to vote. This card is for information only and you can still vote without the poll card. Please give your name and address to the poll clerk to collect your ballot paper at the polling station.

If you're not currently on the register, then you need to register by 21 April 2020; either online or you can contact us by phone 01508 533704 or email for further guidance. Please have your National Insurance number, date of birth and previous address to hand to complete this process.

If you know you will not be able to get to the polling station on election day, you can apply for a:

  • Postal vote - the deadline to return completed applications is 5pm on 22 April 2020.
  • Proxy vote - the deadline to return completed applications is 5pm on 29 April 2020.

Please return registration, postal and proxy application forms to Electoral Registration Officer, South Norfolk District Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2XE.

Alternatively please scan the hand completed application form to

Please check the deadline times and dates as stated below to ensure your application is received in time to be processed. 


Tuesday 31 March 2020
Publication of notice of election.

Wednesday 8 April 2020 
Deadline for delivery of nomination papers, before 4pm.

Thursday 9 April 2020
Publication of statement of persons nominated, not later than 4pm.

Tuesday 21 April 2020
Deadline for receiving applications for registration.

Wednesday 22 April 2020
Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications, and for changes or cancellation of existing postal or proxy votes, before 5pm.

If you would prefer a proxy vote to an already set up postal vote, you must cancel the postal vote first, this must be done by 5pm on Wednesday 22 April. 

Wednesday 29 April 2020
Deadline for receiving new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies), before 5pm

Publication of notice of poll, not later than this date 

Thursday 7 May 2020
Polling day from 7am to 10pm

Monday 11 May 2020
Verification and count 

Due to the May bank holiday being moved to Friday 8 May, the verification and count will take place on Monday 11 May 2020 at the Norfolk Showground and the result will be published on the South Norfolk website.

Access to the count is restricted to candidates, agents and the Returning Officer’s staff.

Attendance will be need to be booked in advance via the Electoral Services Team.