Report: How the 2017 Welsh local elections were run

About this report

On 4 May 2017, elections were held across all 22 local authority areas in Wales. The Electoral Commission, in its statutory capacity of over-seeing and reporting on elections, has written this report to highlight key findings on how the elections were run, and to bring forward recommendations to government(s) and electoral administrators for future elections.

As with previous election reports in Wales, we have taken into account the views of key partners, including Returning Officers (ROs) and their staff, political parties, candidates and agents, and voters.