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Resources for media

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

Count timings for elections in May 2017

We have collected information on the timing of the verification count from all Local Authorities in Wales which we hope you will find useful in planning your coverage of the local elections on 4 May 2017.

Verification and count timings for local elections in Wales (PDF)

Media background briefings

Media background briefing - party and election finance investigations (PDF)

EU Referendum

Media handbook: EU Referendum (PDF)

Poll handbooks

2017 polls

Media handbook: England and Wales local government elections 2017

Media handbook: Northern Ireland Assembly elections (PDF)

Previous poll handbooks

May 2016 polls

UK Parliamentary General Election 2015 (UKPGE)

Independence Referendum for Scotland 2014

European Parliamentary Election 2014

Referendum on the voting system for the UK Parliament 2011

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. They are available free of charge but must be credited to the Electoral Commission.

The images must not be used for any party political purpose.

Please email the press team at press@electoralcommission.org.uk if you have any questions.