Guidance for Candidates at Parish council elections in England

How must nomination papers be submitted?

The nomination form, the home address form and consent to nomination must be delivered by hand and cannot be submitted by post, fax, e-mail or other electronic means.1

The certificate of authorisation and the emblem request form may be submitted by post, but may not be submitted by fax, e-mail or other electronic means.2

The original version of each completed paper must be submitted.3

For example, a certificate of authorisation which has been sent as an attachment to an email to be printed out would make it a ‘copy document’ and not the original document.

Last updated: 1 December 2023