Guidance for Candidates and Agents at local government elections in England

What happens after the close of nominations

The RO will publish a statement of persons nominated for each ward by 4pm, 18 working days before the poll.1

The statement will include:2

  • the full or commonly used names, as the case may be, of all candidates validly nominated
  • the names of candidates who no longer stand nominated, if any (i.e. invalid and withdrawn candidates), with the reason why they are no longer standing
  •  the address of each candidate, or if they have requested not to make their home address public, the name of the relevant area in which their home address is situated (or the country if their home address is situated outside the UK)
  • each candidate's description (if any)
Last updated: 1 December 2023