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Police and Crime Commissioner and Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayoral Elections - 2 May 2024

Elections took place on Thursday 2 May 2024 for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Durham Police area and the Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayor

Both elections now use the first-past-the-post voting system. This means everyone votes for one candidate, and the candidate with the most votes wins the election.

Important documentation and notices:-

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election

Combined Authority Mayoral (CAM) Election

Register to vote

To be able to vote in the elections you must be registered to vote.  If you are not already registered, you can do so online.  You need to be registered by midnight on 16 April 2024.

Register to vote [external link]

Ways to vote

You can vote in these elections either:

  • In person at the polling station you will be required to show photographic identification (ID).
  • By post.  You will need to apply before 5.00 pm on 17 April 2024
  • By proxy (someone voting on your behalf).  You will need to apply before 5.00 pm on 24 April 2024.

Apply for a postal vote [external link]

Apply for a proxy vote [external link]

Important - How you can you return your postal vote has changed.

What photographic ID will be accepted? has a full list of accepted photo ID [external link].

What if I don't have an accepted form of ID?

If you do not have any of the accepted photo ID, and you want to vote at a polling station, you will need to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) or your can apply to vote by post.

 Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate [external link].

Alternatively, you can complete a paper application form.  You must apply before 5.00 pm on Thursday 24 April 2024.

For more information on Voter ID and applying for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) see our Elections Act 2022 page or the Voter ID - Your Guide [pdf document].

Need help finding a polling station?

Enter your postcode to find your nearest polling station.

Timetable of key dates 

View the timetable of key dates for registering, applying for a postal or proxy voter, applying for a Voter Authority Certificate and other key dates for the PCC and TVCAM Elections.

For further information or copies of paper forms to register, apply for a Voter Authority Certificate, to vote by post or proxy or any other information or advice please contact the:-

Elections Office
Town Hall
DL1 5 QT
Tel. 01325 406444
E-Mail [email protected]

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