Guidance for (Acting) Returning Officers administering a UK Parliamentary election in Great Britain

Publishing the notice of poll

You must publish a notice of poll for the constituency if there are two or more candidates and there is to be a contest, stating the day and hours fixed for the poll.1  

You must include the notice of poll on the statement of persons nominated. 

You should give a copy of the statement of persons nominated with the notice of poll to all candidates and election agents as soon as practicable after its publication.

We have published a template notice of poll here.

Last updated: 19 December 2023