NOMINATIONS for election as the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner close today at 12:00 noon (Friday 19th October 2012).
Each potential candidate should have correctly submitted nomination papers with 100 local signatures supporting the nomination and a deposit of £5,000.
SEVEN CANDIDATES have declared an interest in standing for election and have published statements on HU12 Online.
The following is republished from Electoral Services on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website:
The role of the police and crime commissioner will be to ensure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible.
They will aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within the force area.
They will do this by:
- holding the chief constable to account for the delivery of the force
- setting and updating a police and crime plan
- setting the force budget and precept
- regularly engaging with the public and communities
- appointing, and where necessary dismissing, the chief constable
The supplementary vote system will be used for these elections.
Voters will be asked to select their first and second preferences for PCC.
If no candidate gains 50% of the first preference votes, the two candidates with the highest number of first preference votes go forward
to a second round of counting.
In the second round of counting, ballots with a first preference for a candidate that did not get into the top two will be reallocated according to the second preference indicated in the ballot paper. Whichever of the top two candidates has the most votes after these second-preferences have been allocated is declared the winner.