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Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner By-Election 25th November 2021

An election to fill the vacancy of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire Police Area will be held on Thursday 25th November.

The North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) elected in May 2021 resigned on 14 October 2021. PFCCs are elected representatives who oversee a police force and fire service area. There will be one PFCC elected for North Yorkshire.

Published below is the initial Notice of Vacancy.

Notice of Vacancy - North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Further to the initial Notice of Vacancy above, the appropriate request by two electors to fill the vacancy has been made. If the election is contested, the poll will be held on Thursday 25 November 2021.

Notice of Election - North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner 25th November 2021

Notice of Poll


There are five candidates in the election. These are listed on the Statement of Persons Nominated. Their election agents' names and correspondance addresses are listed here.

More details on the candidates can be found at

Changes to Polling Stations

The following changes have been made to polling stations due to the unavailability of some stations:

Polling Station Number
Polling District
Usual Polling Station
New Polling Station
15 EWE Embsay with Eastby Village Institure

Methodist Chapel, Main Street Embsay

27 HLP2 Long Preston Village Hall Methodist Chapel, Chapel Walk, Long Preston
30 IAC3 Ingleborough Community Centre, Ingleton Mealbank Hall (Scout Hut), Oddies Lane, Ingleton


Broughton Road Community Centre, Skipton Belle Vue Suite, Craven District Council Offices, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton


Carleton Village Hall St Mary's Church, Carleton

Full list of polling stations

Registering to Vote and applying for Absent Votes (including emergency proxies due to Covid-19)

The deadline to register to vote in this election is Tuesday 9 November 2021. You can register to vote online here: 

The deadline to apply to vote by post is 5.00pm, Wednesday 10 November 2021. To apply to vote by proxy, the deadline is 5.00pm, Wednesday 17 November 2021. The appropriate forms are available to download below:

Postal Vote Application Form

Proxy Vote Application Form

Once the absent voting deadlines above have 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.

Application to vote by emergency proxy due to employment

Application to vote by emergency proxy due to disability

An appropriate person (i.e., your employer or a doctor) MUST sign your application form.

Once completed, please email the form to

Emergency Proxies due to Covid-19

To apply for an emergency proxy vote if you or your proxy need to self-isolate because of Covid-19, please email or Use this application form.

Supplementary Voting

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.

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 35,000 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 to find the priority box in your area.