On the 15 November 2012, for the first time ever, voters across England and Wales will elect Police and Crime Commissioners who will be accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force area.
The Chief Executive of
Flintshire County Council, Colin Everett, has been appointed as the Police Area
Returning Officer (PARO) for the Police & Crime Commissioners Elections
(North Wales Area). This means that he is responsible for the overall conduct of
the election in the North Wales area. He has appointed Gareth Owens, Head of
Legal and Democratic Services to act as Deputy Police Area Returning
Along with Flintshire, there are five other Authorities in the North
Wales area, namely Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham. The
Local Returning Officers for these areas are list below:-
Jones Anglesey County Council
Iwan Davies Conwy County Borough
Mohammed Mehmet Denbighshire County Council
Everett Flintshire County Council
Dilys Phillips Gwynedd Council
Paterson Wrexham County Borough Council
The method of voting to be used in
these elections is called 'Supplementary Voting', where each eligible elector
can vote for up to two candidates, by marking their ballot paper once in each of
two columns. Full details of how this system will work is outlined on the Home
The number of votes cast will be verified on the evening of Thursday 15
November, and the counting of votes will take place the following day.
For more information about this new type of election, how to
stand as a candidate, how votes will be counted, etc., please visit the Home
Office website – link below.
information is also available on the North Wales Police Authority website - link
Electoral Commission has also produced guidance for candidates and agents.
Please visit the Electoral Commission website – link below
specific queries regarding registration, eligibility to vote, and postal/proxy
voting, you should contact your local Elections Team at
Further information will be published over the next few