Office of the Commissioner

Commissioner elections

Commissioner elections

Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years. The next election is expected to take place in May 2024.

The last election was in 2021. This election was postponed from the planned election in 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The below video made by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) explains how the public can have their say in who their local Commissioner is:

For more information on the election please visit the Electoral Commission website. Details for the specific Area Returning Officer who will appointed by Surrey County Council to coordinate the elections will be provided here once available.

We will provide an information pack and more information for candidates ahead of the election. We are required to provide every candidate with the same access to information and will publish all information provided on a publicly viewable Transparency Log.

The Home Office will provide a webpage which provides information on the candidates ahead of the election.

To register to vote, please contact your local Surrey borough or district.

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