Local Authority Election
Please note, that the information on this page is only relevant for Local Authority Elections. It does not provide details on the House of Keys Elections.
Details of previous Local Authority General Elections (covering 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 election periods) can be found here
Notice of Election
The Local Authority General Elections take place every 4 years, with the next due to be held in 2020. Prior to this, the Department of Infrastructure will publish a notice of election, which will highlight the number of Commissioners and Councillors required in each local authority district or ward, and will also set out the deadline dates people need to be aware of if intending to submit an absent vote.
The Department of Infrastructure's Local Government Unit has produced the following documents:
- Local Elections Legislation Booklet - contains copies of the various Acts, Rules and Regulations relevant to the Local Elections which candidates need to be aware of. The Local Elections (Fees) Order 2016 sets out the fees payable to Returning Officers and other election officials.
- Guidance for Candidates - sets out a brief summary of some of the main details candidates need to be aware of when standing for election, for example criteria for qualification for election, nominations process, election posters etc. You may also wish to have a look at our Candidates Leaflet and further details may be found on our Stand as a Candidate webpage.
- Guidance for Voters - sets out details on how you can vote; whether this be voting at a polling station or casting an absent vote. You may also find further information on our How to Vote webpage.