This information is for candidates at any election of Councillors of an English District, Borough or Unitary Authority. It is only general guidance and not a comprehensive statement of law.
Qualifications for candidates
To qualify to become an elected member of the council you must be:
There are certain things that disqualify you from becoming a candidate according to law, the main ones are:
Frequency of elections
Aylesbury Vale District Council elections take place every 4 years. Elections are held on the first Thursday in May (unless altered by the Secretary of State). Generally speaking a by election may be held at any time, except within 6 months of an election.
Standing as a candidate
Election packs for those standing as candidates are available from the electoral office. It contains guidance for candidates together with relevant forms.
The Electoral Office is also involved in organising other elections locally for the UK parliament, European parliament, county council and parish councils. Procedures and arrangements vary depending on the type of election.
Telephone: 01296 585701
Recommended External Websites
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Click here for the Electoral Commission guidance for candidates
Click here for further information on being a Councillor