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On this page, you will find all of our guidance and resources for candidates and their agents at the Scottish Parliamentary election on 5 May 2016.

Guidance on these pages is being updated for polls on 5 May 2016.  If you have any questions, please contact your local Commission team.

An overview document gives instructions on how to use this guidance and who does what at these elections. Read the Overview for candidates and agents (PDF) >

Click here for the 2016 timetable for the Scottish Parliamentary election.

Part 1

Can you stand for election?

Mae’r rhan hon yn cynnwys:

  • Qualifications required to stand for election
  • Disqualifications

Part 1: Can you stand for election? (PDF)

Part 2a

Standing at the constituency election

Mae’r rhan hon yn cynnwys:

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

Part 2a: Standing at the constituency election (PDF)

Part 2b

Part 2b: Standing at the regional election

Mae’r rhan hon yn cynnwys:

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

Part 2b: Standing at the regional election (PDF)

Part 3

Spending and donations

Mae’r rhan hon yn cynnwys:

  • 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 (PDF)

Part 4

The campaign

Mae’r rhan hon yn cynnwys:

  • 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)

Part 5

Your right to attend key electoral events

Mae’r rhan hon yn cynnwys:

  • Attending the opening of postal votes and what to expect
  • Attending polling stations and what to expect
  • Attending the count and what to expect

Part 5: Your right to attend key electoral events (PDF)

Part 6

After the declaration of results

Mae’r rhan hon yn cynnwys:

  • Making the declaration of acceptance of office
  • Access to election paperwork
  • Submitting your spending returns and declarations
  • Questioning the result through an election petition

Part 6: After the declaration of results (PDF)

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