Local government elections will be held on 5 May in which Glasgow will elect 85 Councillors. You may be intending to stand as a Candidate in this election and trust you will find the following information of assistance.
The Electoral Commission has produced a letter and guidance to assist prospective Candidates and Agents which can be found on their website.
The guidance covers:
Part 1 Can you stand for elections?
Part 2a Standing as an Independent Candidate
Part 2b Standing as a Party Candidate
Part 3 Spending and Donations
Part 4 The Campaign
Part 5 Your right to attend key events
Part 6 After the declaration of results
The Improvement Service has also produced helpful guidance on its candidates' website www.localcouncillor.scot to include:
The Access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland) is now open for disabled people standing in the local council elections. The Fund offers financial and non-financial support to remove any barriers applicants may face when campaigning. It is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Inclusion Scotland.
Supporting resources such as an election timetable, nomination forms, appointment of agents etc are also available from the Electoral Commission's website. However, please note that a Glasgow specific nomination pack together with information for Candidates and Agents will be available to download soon.
If you wish to register your interest in receiving more information about standing for election or a nomination pack when available, you can do this by contacting the Election Office by email at email@example.com or by telephoning 0141 287 5684 / 4151.