Following the resignation of the previous Commissioner, there will be a By-Election on Thursday 25 November 2021 for the position of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for the North Yorkshire Police area. Further details concerning the role of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire can be found here.
For further details of the candidates standing in the election and to request a printed candidate booklet, please click here.
Please find below key documents relating to the election. For important dates, click on the election timetable.
Candidate Election Address for the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner By-Election
Candidates for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Election for North Yorkshire can write and publish online an election address. An election address is a campaign statement that a candidate makes to persuade electors to vote for them. The addresses will be published online here.
Candidates and Agents Guidance
The Electoral Commission's resources and guidance are a valuable source of information, and are available online here; candidates and agents are strongly encouraged to make use of the guidance.
Changes to Polling Stations
The following changes have been made to polling stations for this election due to the unavailability of some stations:
Polling Station Number
Usual Polling Station
New Polling Station
|42||MKF||The Crown, 75 Main Street, Monk Fryston, LS25 5DU||
Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre, Old Vicarage Lane, Monk Fryston, LS25 5EA
|47||SET||Staynor Hall Primary Academy, Staynor Link, Selby, YO8 8GE||Cunliffe Centre, Petre Avenue, Selby, YO8 8DJ|
|48||SLH||Sebly Rugby Club, Sandhill Lane, Selby, YO8 4JP||Selby Cricket Club, Sandhill Lane, YO8 4JP|
|Riley Smith Hall, 28 Westgate, Tadcaster, LS24 9AB||Tadcaster Methodist Church, 40 High Street, Tadcaster, LS24 9AT|
Specific details will be outlined on poll cards which are sent to all electors.
You can find out further information about your polling station by visiting this website, created by Democracy Club. All you need to do is enter your postcode.
Registering to Vote and applying for Absent Votes (including emergency proxies due to Covid-19)
The deadline to register to vote in this election was Tuesday 9 November 2021. You can still register to vote online here, but it will not be in time for the election: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
The deadline to apply to vote by post was 5.00pm, Wednesday 10 November 2021. You can still apply to vote by post, but it will not be in time for this election.
The deadline to apply to vote by proxy for this election has now passed; the deadline was 5.00pm, Wednesday 17 November 2021.
As the absent voting deadlines above have now passed, there is the option of an emergency proxy; you could apply for an emergency proxy if you cannot vote in person because of your employment or a disability, or became aware of this reason after the proxy deadline. This includes Covid-19 infection.
Your application to vote by emergency proxy must be received by us by 5.00pm on Thursday 25 November 2021 (polling day). The application forms can be downloaded below.
An appropriate person (i.e., your employer or a doctor) MUST sign your application form.
Once completed, please email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Proxies due to Covid-19
Most elections in the UK are based on a single count with the candidates having the highest number of votes overall being elected. A system called Supplementary Vote (SV) is used for electing Mayors and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners. You can read more about the process by clicking here.
Covid-19 and the Election
The ongoing situation with Covid-19 still needs to be considered in relation to the election. As such, there will be additional provisions at polling stations in order to make them safer for voters and staff. Polling station staff will be issued with additional safety equipment such as screens, masks and hand sanitizer. Social distancing and mask wearing will be encouraged,and some additional signage will also be in place to guide voters around the polling stations in a safe manner.
Published below is the expense form that needs to be completed by candidates after the election. The deadline for completion and submission is Friday 4 February 2022. Guidance on how to complete election expenses can be found on the Electoral Commission's website here.
Royal Mail Priority Postboxes
Royal Mail has 35,000 Priority Postboxes which have late collection times, with 98% of them also having a collection time of after 4.00pm. In many cases these Priority Postboxes will also have an earlier collection as well. Of the 35,00 Priority Postboxes 15,000 of them also have a collection between 3.00pm and 5.00pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
These Priority Postboxes were introduced to help with the collection and onward delivery of Covid-19 test kits, but as elections are also a priority mailing, Royal Mail have promoted this enhanced service to voters. Please visit www.royalmail.com/priority-postboxes to find the priority box in your area.
The best way to contact the Electoral Registration Team is by email at email@example.com or by calling 01757 705101.