A candidate is deemed to be validly nominated if you have received the following completed forms by the close of nominations (4pm on the 19th working day before the poll).1
the nomination form (as prescribed)
a home address form
a consent to nomination
Political party candidates
If a candidate wishes to stand on behalf of a registered political party then, in addition to the above they must also submit a certificate of authorisation, authorising the use of the party name on the ballot paper (as prescribed), and may also include a written request to use one of the party’s registered emblems if they choose.2
The party name or description authorised by the certificate must match the party name or description given on the nomination form or the whole nomination will be invalid.3
Nomination papers can only be produced in English and not in any alternative languages or formats.5
However, you are required by law to prepare nomination papers for signature if someone requests.6
This means providing all of the documents required for nomination and completing them with all of the information given to you so that only the required signatures need to be added.
We have produced a set of nomination papers, which includes all of these forms that you can provide to candidates.
Candidates do not have to use the nomination form that you have produced and supplied, as long as their nomination form is as prescribed.
1. Rules 1, 4, 7 and 8, The Local Elections (Principal Areas) (England and Wales) 2006 (LEPAR 2006); Rules 1, 4, 7, and 8, The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006 (PCR 2006); Rules 3, 6, 9, and 11,The Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (LAM Rules 2007)↩ Back to content at footnote 1