Voting in the North Yorkshire PFCC election

Monday, 1 November 2021

If you are a registered voter, on Thursday 25 November you will be able to have your say on who represents you as North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner - the elected representative who oversees the police force and fire service in the county.

Polling cards for the by-election are being issued this week.

The candidates standing in the election are:

  • Hannah Barham-Brown - Women's Equality Party    
  • James Barker - Liberal Democrats
  • Zoe Metcalfe - Conservative Party
  • Emma Scott-Spivey - Labour Party
  • Keith Tordoff - Independent

Information about the candidates can be found on the Choose my PCC website.  

The supplementary vote system will be used for the election. This means you will able to vote for your first and second choice candidates on your ballot paper.

Details of how the supplementary vote system will work at the election count can be found on the Selby District Council website.

There will be additional provisions at polling stations on the day of the election in order to make them Covid secure for you, other 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 additional signage will be in place to guide you around the polling stations in a safe manner. If you have Covid symptoms please do not visit a polling station.

The deadline to register to vote in the election is Tuesday 9 November. You can register online at gov.uk

The deadline to apply to vote by post is 5pm, Wednesday 10 November and by proxy is 5pm, Wednesday 17 November. The application forms to apply for these can be downloaded from the Selby District Council website

You can apply for an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on the day of the election if needed due to work, medical or reasons relating to Covid-19. If you find yourself in this situation, email our electoral registration team or call 01723 232323.

Janet Waggott, Police Area Returning Officer (PARO), said:

"Polling cards will be arriving shortly, and I urge all our residents to take this opportunity to have their say on who is elected to this role.  

"Covid remains an important consideration and we’re putting arrangements in place to help you stay safe at the polling station; such as hand sanitiser and face masks. Residents should be reassured that voting in these elections will take place in a Covid-safe environment."