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Resources for media

This page provides a range of resources that we have produced for use by the media.

Independence referendum for Scotland 2014

Please note: The Electoral Commission is not responsible for media accreditation at the Independence referendum for Scotland 2014. For media accreditation please visit the Scottish Referendum Media Centre website which provides further details on how to apply

Individual Electoral Registration (IER)

European Parliamentary election May 2014

The BBC have also produced their own editorial guidelines for these elections, which you can read on their website:

Read the BBC's editorial guidelines for the European Parliamentary elections

Local elections on 2 May 2013

Below are a number of briefings issued to the media to provide more detail on the local elections that took place on Thursday 2 May 2013.

Media handbooks

We produce media handbooks for journalists with useful information about upcoming elections referendums.

Police and Crime Commissioner elections on 15 November 2012

You may also find our handbooks for previous polls useful:

Handbooks for May 2012 polls

Handbooks for previous polls


Images to download

We have a selection of images that can be used by the press, which are available on our flickr site.

These images are protected by copyright and they cannot be used or made available to the public in digital form without written consent. The images must not be used for any party political purpose. 

To obtain permission to use any of these images please download and return the permission form below to publications@electoralcommission.org.uk or call the Media Relations Team on 020 7271 0704.

Image use permission form (DOC)