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Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2024

The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall was held on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

Tracey Lee, Chief Executive of Plymouth City Council, was the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO). The PARO was responsible for co-ordinating and running the election across Devon and Cornwall.

Please note: For the Result for Devon and Cornwall and all statutory notices for the election, please go to the Plymouth City Council website.

Go to the Plymouth City Council website

Candidates for Devon and Cornwall

The Local Returning Officer (LRO), Kate Kennally, was responsible for election arrangements in Cornwall, including poll cards, postal votes and polling stations. 

Verification and count totals for Cornwall

Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall Police Area - Thursday 02 May 2024
Cornwall Council - Verification Statement
Number of ballot papers issued at polling stations As per ballot paper account 42,547
Number of postal ballot papers received 39,464
Total ballot papers expected 82,011


Number of ballot papers verified 82,011
Variance (ballot papers issued less verified) 0


Electorate 435,881
% Turnout 18.8%


Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall Police Area - Thursday 02 May 2024

Certificate of count totals - Cornwall Council

As the Local Returning Officer appointed for the voting area of Cornwall Council at the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall Police Area on 02 May 2024, I hereby give notice that I have certified the following to the Police Area Returning Officer:

The total number of verified ballot papers available 82,011
The total number of rejected ballot papers 801
The total number of valid votes 81,210


The reasons for rejection were as follows:

Want of an official mark


Voting for more candidates than voter was entitled to


Writing or mark by which voter could be identified


Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty



The total number of votes cast for each of the candidates is as follows:

Candidate Description (if any) Number of Votes
SOSA HERNANDEZ Alison Selina commonly known as HERNANDEZ, Alison Conservative Candidate - More Police, Safer Streets 35,536
LODGE, Stephen Robert commonly known as LODGE, Steve  Liberal Democrats - For a fair deal 17,372
STEEL, Daniel John  Labour and Co-operative Party 28,290


Kate Kennally

Local Returning Officer

Friday 03 May 2024

Key dates

  • Notice of Election published: Wednesday 20 March.
  • Deadline for electoral registration applications: Tuesday 16 April (12 midnight)
  • Deadline for new postal vote applications: Wednesday 17 April (5pm)
  • Deadline to change or cancel existing absent vote arrangements: Wednesday 17 April (5pm)
  • Deadline for applications for Photo ID (Voter Authority Certificates): Wednesday 24 April (5pm)
  • Deadline for new proxy vote applications: Wednesday 24 April (5pm)
  • Polling day: 7am to 10pm Thursday 2 May

Voting at the election

You must be registered to vote to be able to vote at an election. Please visit our Register to vote page for more information.

Voters at polling stations must show photo identification (ID) before they can vote. This also applies to a proxy voting on someone’s behalf. People voting by post do not need to provide ID. Please visit our Voter ID page for more information.

If you need to apply for a postal vote or proxy vote, please note that new application forms must be used from 31 October 2023.  Please visit our postal voting and proxy voting pages for more information. 

Voting by post in the Police and Crime Commissioner election on 2nd May

Make sure you return your postal vote on time and don’t forget to include your completed postal voting statement. Your vote can’t be counted without it. 

You can also hand in your postal ballot at a polling station on 2nd May between 7am and 10pm or to the reception team at New County Hall, Truro, on weekdays between 9am and 5pm. You will be asked to complete a form confirming that your vote has been submitted. 

Please note we are unable to accept postal ballots at any other Council offices.

Find out more on the Electoral Commission website.

For more information, please go to our postal voting page.

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