Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2024

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are democratically elected every four years. The next scheduled election is due to take place on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Polling day will take place on Thursday, 2 May and the count and result on Friday 3 May.

The regional deceleration of the result will be made by Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Timetable of key events:



Notice of Election

25 March 2024

Poll cards dispatched

26 March 2024

Deadline for receipt of nominations

5 April 2024 (4pm)

Publication of statement of persons nominated

8 April 2024

Postal votes dispatched

15 April 2024

Deadline to register to vote

16 April 2024

Deadline to apply for a postal vote

17 April 2024 (5pm)

Deadline to apply for a proxy vote

24 April 2024 (5pm)

Deadline to apply for a voter authority certificate (VAC)

24 April 2024 (5pm)

Polling Day

2 May 2024 (7am to 10pm)

Verification and count

3 May 2024 (9am)

Register to vote

To vote in a PCC election you must:

  • Be registered to vote be 18 or over on the day of the election (‘polling day’)
  • Be a British, Irish, Commonwealth or EU citizen
  • Be resident at an address in England or Wales (excluding London)
  • Not be legally excluded from voting

You can register to vote online: Register to vote.

The deadline to register for this election is midnight on Tuesday 16 April 2024.

Postal voting

If you need to vote by post in this election, please visit Voting by Post to apply.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote, or to cancel or amend an existing postal vote at this election is 5pm on Wednesday 17 April.

Proxy voting

If you would like someone else to vote on your behalf at this election, please visit Voting by Proxy to apply.

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm Wednesday 24 April.

If after 5pm on the 24 April you find yourself unable to vote in person, due to medical or work reasons, you may be entitled to apply for an emergency proxy vote.

Please contact the Electoral Services team for further information. 

Voter identification

It is now a requirement to present an accepted form of identification when voting at the polling station for police and crime commissioner elections.

For more information, including the types of accepted ID and Voter Authority Certificates visit our Voter ID page.

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