Types of elections
Local elections (Plymouth City Council)
In a local election you're voting to elect Plymouth councillors who will represent your views for the ward (area) you live in.
Police and Crime Commissioners elections
In a Police and Crime Commissioners election you're voting for a Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall. They're responsible for holding the Devon and Cornwall Police Chief Constable to account and:
- producing a police and crime plan which sets out local priorities
- setting the local policing budget and decide how money will be spent
- appointing and removing Chief Constables
UK Parliament (general) elections
In a UK Parliament (general) election you're voting for somebody to represent you in Parliament, as a Member of Parliament (MP), in a parliamentary constituency.
European Parliamentary elections
In a European Parliamentary election, you're voting for somebody to represent you in the European Parliament as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).
A referendum is a general vote on a single question.