UK Parliamentary general election in Northern Ireland (2017)

Guidance and resources for candidates and agents at the UK Parliamentary general election on 8 June 2017 in Northern Ireland

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

Great Britain

If you are a candidate or agent in Great Britain you should refer to our Guidance for candidates and agents at the UK Parliamentary general election on 8 June 2017 in Great Britain.

Part 1

Can you stand for election?

This part covers:

  • Qualifications for standing for election
  • Disqualifications from standing for election
Part 2a

Standing as an independent candidate

This part covers:

  • Completing and submitting your nomination papers
  • Being nominated in more than one ward
  • What happens after the close of nominations?
  • Appointing your election agent and other agents
  • What happens if a candidate dies?
Part 2b

Standing as a party candidate

This part covers:

  • Completing and submitting your nomination papers
  • Nomination in more than one ward
  • What happens after the close of nominations
  • Appointing your election agent and other agents
  • What happens if a candidate dies?
Part 3

Spending and donations in 2017

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
Part 4

The campaign

This part covers:

  • Campaigning dos and don'ts
  • Using the electoral register and absent voters' lists
  • Imprints on campaign publicity material
  • Polling day dos and don'ts
  • Reporting allegations of electoral malpractice
Part 5

Your right to attend key electoral events

This part covers:

  • Attending the issue and 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