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A guide to the Police and Crime Commissioner elections 2024

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election will take place on 2 May 2024

The role of the PCC is to oversee the police force in North Wales and ensure community needs are met as effectively as possible.

The Commissioner has four main duties, which are to:

  • Set out the priorities for policing in North Wales
  • Decide the budget for North Wales Police
  • Hold the Chief Constable to account, and to
  • Listen and respond to your views on policing

The election process starts with candidates putting themselves forward for the role. The candidates then campaign in the weeks leading up to the election day. You can find information about the candidates in the election by following this link:

On 2 May 2024, voters can head to polling stations to cast their ballot for their preferred PCC candidate. After polls close, ballots are counted and verified and the candidate with the most votes wins the election.

Once elected, the incoming PCC will be officially named and sworn in, ready to take office and serve a 4-year term shaping policing priorities. They will then begin forming, consulting and then implementing their Police and Crime Plan after the election.

Not registered to vote? Please click here to get added to the electoral register so you can vote in the election.

Watch this handy guide to Police and Crime Commissioners and the election process here:

Registration and voting - important dates

The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday 16 April 2024.

Register to vote

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm, Wednesday 17 April 2024.

Register for a postal vote

The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm, Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Register for a proxy vote


To vote in a Police and Crime Commissioner election, you must be:

  • Registered to vote.
  • 18 years or over on polling day.
  • British citizen, an Irish, Commonwealth. European Union citizen or foreign citizen who has leave to enter or remain in the UK, or who does not require such leave.
  • Not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote.

Voter ID

If you vote in a polling station, you will need to show photo identification to be able to vote in this election.

We have produced a guide on the role of Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales and how they operate. Click the link below to learn more:

An easy read version of this guide is also available to read by clicking the link below:

APCC Infographic