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On this page you will find information about our Wales office and the work we do in Wales.

Elections to the National Assembly for Wales 2016

Candidates’ names on the regional ballot paper

In our report on the elections to the National Assembly for Wales in 2011, we committed to seeking further views on the inclusion of candidate names on the regional ballot paper, following a change that applied for the elections in 2011. 

In September 2014, we asked those wth an interest in whether candidates’ names should be shown on ballot papers in regional list elections to the National Assembly for Wales. The paper below summarises those responses we received and includes our recommendations for the attention of the Secretary of State for Wales.

Elections to the National Assembly for Wales - candidates’ names on the regional ballot paper (PDF) 

An options paper on the regional ballot paper used in the elections to the National Assembly for Wales (PDF)

Our role

Our remit includes all elections to the National Assembly for Wales, European and UK Parliamentary and local government elections.

One of our key aims is to ensure that the views of Welsh stakeholders contribute to all aspects of our work. This ensures that distinctive Welsh procedures and practices are taken into account and reflected in Commission-wide activities.

We act as a reference point for electors in Wales. We are available to answer enquiries and requests for advice from the public and relevant organisations on electoral matters.

Our Welsh Language Scheme

We are committed to the provision of a bilingual service in Wales.

Contact us

Contact details for our Wales office are available on our contact page

Wales