Guidance for Returning Officers administering Local Government Elections in England

Resources for Returning Officers

Planning for the election

 

There are different nomination papers for elections held on 2 May 2024 and for those held on or after 7 May 2024. Please make sure the correct version is used, depending on when the poll will be held. Using the wrong nominations pack may cause the nomination to be rejected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting the election timetable

Nominations

There are different nomination papers for elections held on 2 May 2024 and for those held on or after 7 May 2024. Please make sure the correct version is used, depending on when the poll will be held. Using the wrong nominations pack may cause the nomination to be rejected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agents

Absent voting

Polling station voting

Verification and count  

After the election

 

Casual vacancies and By-elections

Last updated: 26 April 2024