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Candidates and agents at local elections in Wales

This page contains all the guidance and resources that you need if you are a candidate or agent at local elections in Wales in May 2017.

Local elections candidates survey

The diversity of the candidates standing for local elections and those who are elected is being monitored by the Welsh Government.

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Register at: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WOILF/?lang=221008

Part 2a

Standing as an independent candidate

This part covers:

  • Completing and submitting your nomination papers
  • Being nominated in more than one ward
  • What happens after the close of nominations?
  • Appointing your election agent and other agents
  • What happens if a candidate dies?

Part 2a: Standing as an independent candidate (PDF)

Part 3

Spending and donations

This part covers:

  • How much you can spend
  • The activities covered by the rules
  • Which donations you can accept
  • How to check donations you receive
  • What information needs to be recorded and reported

Part 3: Spending and donations – Wales May 2017 (PDF)

Part 3: Spending and donations – England May 2017 (PDF)

Part 4

The campaign

This part covers:

  • Campaigning dos and don'ts
  • Using the electoral register and absent voters' lists
  • Using schools and rooms for public meetings
  • Imprints on campaign publicity material
  • Polling day dos and don'ts
  • Reporting allegations of electoral malpractice

Part 4: The campaign (PDF)

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