You must be nominated to stand as a candidate.
What is in a candidate nomination pack
The pack includes:
- your nomination papers
- information about the election, including deadlines, nomination submission rules and a timetable of key events.
Submit your nomination papers
The dates and times when you can submit your papers each day are given in the nomination pack.
Attend a briefing session
A candidates' briefing session takes place after the close of nominations.
At the session the Returning Officer, Electoral Services Manager and the Police share guidance and information about a range of matters including:
- polling stations
- postal vote opening and checking procedures
- verification and count processes
- integrity and security of the election.