Policing minister Damian Green has defended the low turnout at the PCC elections.
He told Daybreak: "I think the measure of this policy will not be the turnout. It will be what the Police and Crime Commissioners achieve over the next few years."
This unique experiment in democracy won't be remembered for the first police commissioners, but for how little it caught voters' attention.
Lord Prescott has lost his bid to become the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside.
A guide to the elections for Police and Crime commissioners in England and Wales, taking place tomorrow.