Police & Crime Commissioner Elections 2012

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election for the Hampshire Police Force Area (which includes the Isle of Wight) were held on Thursday 15 November 2012.

The result of the election, plus the results for the two stages of the Count for Winchester, can be found below.

The Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the PCC elections for the Hampshire is Mark Heath at Southampton City Council.  He will be responsible for the co-ordination of this election across Hampshire.

Local returning officers are responsible for queries regarding voter registration, postal votes and count arrangements in their area. The Local Returning Officer for the Winchester area can be contacted on 01962 848 125 or ereg@winchester.gov.uk.

For the most up to date guidance on these elections visit the Electoral Commission's website.

For more information on the role of Police and Crime Commissioner please see the Home Office website.

Candidates and Nominations

Each candidate will need to collect signatures and elector numbers from a proposer, a seconder and 98 subscribers – all of whom must be registered to vote in the Hampshire area. Copies of the relevant register will need to be obtained from the local returning officer’s election office.

A deposit of £5,000 is also required. This can be paid in cash or with a bankers draft from a recognised UK bank.

For candidates and agents guidance, visit the dedicated pages on the Electoral Commission's website.

Who are the candidates?

The nomination period for the PCC candidates closed at 12 noon on Friday 19th October.  The Statement of Persons Nominated is available for download below.

Candidates may produce an election address which will be uploaded onto a dedicated website provided by the Home Office. More details about the candidates for Hampshire can be found here: www.choosemypcc.org.uk

The supplementary vote system

These elections will use the supplementary vote system; Under this system voters will be able to vote for a first and a second choice candidate.

If no candidate has 50 per cent of the first preference votes counted, the two candidates with the highest number of first preference votes go forward to a second round.

In the second round of counting, the second preference of the candidates not finishing first or second are counted and redistributed to the two candidates with the highest number of first preference votes.