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Elections 2019

Notice of Elections

Pre-election seminars

Local Council elections 2 May 2019

The Electoral Commission, in partnership with the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland and Royal Mail, is running three pre-election seminars for candidates and their agents taking part in the Local Council elections on 2 May 2019.

The seminars provide an opportunity to gain essential information on what is required to take part in the elections, including information on:

  • how to get nominated as a candidate
  • what your entitlements are as a candidate
  • how much you can spend and who you can accept donations from
  • what you need to report after the election
  •  election literature and freepost

The seminars will take place on:

  • Monday 11 March 2019 in the Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Road, Armagh BT60 4FR at 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 13 March 2019at 6:30pm in Belfast - venue to be confirmed
  • Wednesday 20 March 2019 in the Adair Suite at the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, BT80 8QS at 6.30 pm

Places at each of the seminars are limited so booking is essential. To confirm your attendance please call 028 9089 4020 or email:  infonorthernireland@electoralcommission.org.uk

  • local council elections form 1a - nomination paper.DOCX
  • local council elections form 1b - consent to nomination.DOCX
  • local council elections form 1c - withdrawal of candidate.DOCX
  • local council elections form 2 - request to use party description-emblem.DOCX
  • local council elections form 3a - notification of election agent.DOCX
  • local council elections form 3b - appointment of polling agent and polling agent instructions.DOCX
  • local council elections form 3c - appointment of counting agents.DOCX
  • local council elections form 3d - appointment of postal vote agents.DOCX
  • local council elections form 4 - electoral register-av list request.DOCX
  • local council elections form 5 - candidate checklist.DOCX
  • Local-Council-Election-2019-Electorate-for-Candidates-Expenses
  • local council elections 2019 - guide for candidates and agents