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Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2021

The results of the Police and Crime Commissioner Election held in 2021

Result

First Round Count

As the Local Returning Officer appointed for the voting area of SOUTH HAMS at the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall police area on 6 May 2021, I hereby certify that:

The total number of Amount
ballot papers verified is:30625
rejected ballot papers is:1020
valid first preference votes is:29604

After the first round of counting, the total number of valid first preference votes for each of the candidates is as follows:

CandidateVotes
BLAKE5602
DERRICK4817
HERNANDEZ14627
JACKSON4558

 The number of ballot papers rejected at the first count was as follows:

Reason for rejectionAmount
Want of an official mark0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote267
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified9
Unmarked as to the first preference vote707
Void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote37
Total rejected papers at the first count1020

As no candidate received more than 50% of the valid first preference votes, the second preference votes were counted for the candidates who were not eliminated from the contest.

The remaining candidates were:

  • DERRICK
  • HERNANDEZ

Second Round Count and Results

As the Local Returning Officer appointed for the voting area of WEST DEVON at the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall police area on 6 May 2021, I hereby certify that:

The total number ofAmount
ballet papers verified is:10160
rejected ballot papers is:1052
valid second preference votes is:9108

After the second round of counting, the total number of valid second preference votes cast for each of the candidates is as follows:

CandidateVotes
DERRICK3388
HERNANDEZ1764
Votes for eliminated candidates3956

The number of ballot papers rejected at the second count was as follows:

Reason for rejectionAmount
Want of an official mark0
Voting for more than one candidate as to the second preference vote0
Writing or mark by which the voter could be identified0
Unmarked as to the second preference vote768
Void for uncertainty as to the second preference vote284
Total rejected papers at the second count1052

 

10 May 2021

Andrew Jonathan Bates, Local Returning Officer

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