Voters at the polls to choose police commissioner

By Emily Pearce

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 

VOTING has been taking place across the Isle of Wight today (Thursday) to elect the new police and crime commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Polling stations close at 10pm and the count will take place from 9am tomorrow (Friday), at Medina Leisure Centre. The turnout, which nationally is expected to be low, should be announced by midday and the results of the first phase of the count are expected by 2pm.

If there is no clear winner after that phase and voters' second choices need to counted, the results will be announced as soon as possible that afternoon.

The winning candidate will be elected for a four-year term to oversee policing and community safety in the two counties, decide how budgets are spent and hold the chief constable to account over police performance.

He or she will also hire and, if necessary, fire the chief constable, and set the police precept paid by residents as part of their council tax.

Click here to find out more about the candidates.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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