Guidance and resources for candidates and their agents at Senedd elections

We have issued supplementary guidance to support candidates and agents participating in polls during the coronavirus pandemic:

If you have any questions, please contact your local Commission team.

An overview document gives instructions on how to use this guidance and who does what at these elections:

We have produced a timetable with all of the relevant deadlines for the 6 May 2021 Senedd elections which can be viewed here:

We have also produced a document for people who want to know the basics about elections, the roles of different organisations and where to find more information. 

Part 1

Can you stand for election?

This part covers:

  • Qualifications required to stand for election
  • Disqualifications

Part 2a

Standing at the constituency election

This part covers:

  • Completing and submitting nomination papers

  • Being nominated in more than one area

  • What happens after the close of nominations?

  • Appointing your election agent and other agents

Part 5

Your right to attend key electoral events

This part covers:

  • Attending the opening of postal votes and what to expect
  • Attending polling stations and what to expect
  • Attending the count and what to expect
Part 6

After the declaration of results

This part covers:

  • Making the declaration of acceptance of office
  • Access to election paperwork
  • Submitting your spending returns and declarations
  • Questioning the result through an election petition