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Candidates and agents at local government elections in Northern Ireland

This page contains our guidance and resources on how to comply with the rules on spending for candidates and agents at the local Government elections on 2 May 2019 in Northern Ireland.

If you are looking for guidance on standing for election in Northern Ireland please visit the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website.


There may be changes to the rules before the elections on 2 May. We will update our guidance with any changes. You will need to check regularly to find out if there have been any changes to the rules.


Guidance

Candidate spending at the Northern Ireland local government elections 2019

This part covers:

  • The types of election spending
  • The regulated period
  • What candidate spending is
  • Managing candidate spending
  • Splitting candidate spending
  • Recording and reporting spending

Candidate spending at the Northern Ireland local government elections 2019 (PDF)

Candidate or agent