Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.  
Commissioner's Office: 01707 806100
Candidates announced for Hertfordshire PCC elections
The list of candidates for the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections has been published.
 
The candidates are:
 
Mark Hughes, UK Independence Party
David Lloyd, The Conservative Party
Kerry Pollard, Labour Party
Chris White, Liberal Democrats
 
You can have your say on how local policing is run by voting at these elections on 5 May.
 
Hertsmere Borough Council will be co-ordinating the poll administration for these elections on behalf of the whole of Hertfordshire.
 
PCCs are elected representatives across England and Wales (apart from in London and Greater Manchester) who are responsible for ensuring that the police meet the needs of their local communities. The first PCCs were elected in 2012, replacing the now-abolished police authorities.
 
The successful candidate in the Hertfordshire PCC election will oversee how the county is policed; set the police budget; decide the amount of council tax that is charged for the police and keep residents updated on what the police are doing to keep their local area safe.
 
The deadline for applying to register to vote is 18 April.
 
You can register online. Visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/registertovote and follow the link. You will need your National Insurance (NI) number.
 
If you have any queries, contact the Electoral Services team on email elections@hertsmere.gov.uk or call 020 8207 7481.
 
For more information about the PCC elections, visit www.choosemypcc.org.uk. Further information about each of the candidates will be placed on this website from 13 April. 
 
Ways to vote:
 
In person at a polling station. If you are registered to vote, a poll card will be sent to you about five weeks before the election. If you do not receive a poll card please contact us. The card tells you where you should vote – you can only vote at your allocated polling station. It is helpful if you take your poll card with you but you don’t have to.
 
Voting by post:
 
If you are registered for a postal vote you will be sent your ballot paper before the election and you will need to post it back to us. To vote by post you need to apply and forms have to be completed and returned by 5pm on Tuesday, 19 April.
 
Voting by proxy:
 
Proxy voting means another person can vote on your behalf. To have a proxy vote, forms have to be completed and returned to us by 5pm on Tuesday, 26 April.