57Voting at elections of police and crime commissioners
(1)This section applies to any election under this Chapter of a police and crime commissioner for a police area.
(2)The commissioner is to be returned under the simple majority system, unless there are three or more candidates.
(3)If there are three or more candidates—
(a)the commissioner is to be returned under the supplementary vote system, and
(b)any vote in the election is a supplementary vote.
(4)Schedule 9 (the supplementary vote system) has effect.
(5)In subsection (3), “supplementary vote” means a vote capable of being given to indicate first and second preferences from among the candidates.