Participation resources for local authorities
On this page you will find resources to support your public awareness work on encouraging voter registration and providing information on elections.
These resources – for use by electoral administrators and communication teams – include advertising templates, press releases and practical materials to encourage public participation in the electoral process.
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com.
Promoting voter registration
Here you will find general resources for promoting voter registration. These include templates for posters, information leaflets and guidance on how to register to vote.
UK general election 2015
You can’t vote unless you’ve registered
You can use the resources below to help get people registered to vote in time for the UK general election on 7 May.
Poster / press
- 'You can’t vote unless you’ve registered' poster – English (PDF)
- 'You can’t vote unless you’ve registered' poster – Welsh bilingual (PDF)
- 'You can’t vote unless you’ve registered' poster – Northern Ireland (PDF)
National Voter Registration Day - 5 February
These resources were developed for National Voter Registration Day on 5 Feb 2015 but you are welcome to amend them so that they can be used in the run-up to the UK general election.
- Template NVRD press release for local authorities in England (DOC)
- Template NVRD press release for local authorities in Scotland(DOC)
- Template NVRD press release for local authorities in Wales (DOC)
- Template NVRD press release for local authorities in Wales - Welsh version (DOC)
- NVRD suggested blog - English and Welsh (DOC)
- Social media – Facebook and Twitter – posts for NVRD in English and Welsh
Providing voter information
Here you will find general resources for providing information on voting and election processes.
Voter materials guidance – Making your mark
Here you will find best practice guidance and example materials for using when designing voter materials, including ballot papers, guidance notices in polling stations and polling booths, postal voting materials and bilingual materials.
- Making your mark: design guidance for electoral administrators (PDF)
- Making your mark: design guidance for government policy-makers (PDF)
- Making your mark: project summary (PDF)
Guidance by section
Postal voting quick start guides
Postal voting statements
|Example postal voting statement - GB English A4 (PDF)|
|Example postal voting statement - GB bilingual A4 (PDF)|
|Example declaration of identity Northern Ireland - English A4 (PDF)|
Order hard copies and download images
Order hard copies
You can order hard copies of our service voters registration pack completely free. Phone our orderline on 0845 8500 501, or order materials by email.
We also have a selection of images that you can use, which are available on our flickr site.