England & Wales Police & Crime Commissioner election 2012: Reasons for not voting

This statistic shows the most common reasons for not voting given by non-voters in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections for England and Wales in 2012. This election was marred by a record low voter turnout. The reason given most often for not voting was 'lack of awareness'. More specifically, according to the source, there was seen to be a lack of information about the elections and potential voters didn't know who the candidates were or where they could find information about them.

People had many reasons for not voting in the PCC election. Why did you not vote on Thursday 15 November?*

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Release date

March 2013


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

885 (unweighted)

Age group


Special properties

PCC areas only (excluding Bristol and Hartlepool)

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Open question - answers grouped post-fieldwork.
Main answers listed only - therefore percentages do not sum to 100.

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