A simple breakdown of the key dates for the English, Scottish and Welsh Local Elections can be found here.
Candidates, Approval and Selection
If you still need help with candidate approval and selection then our full guidance is here. Don’t forget to let ALDC know about your local election candidates by getting in touch here.
ALDC keep a regularly updated library of Focus Leaflets, Direct Mail and Election Literature. You can find our standard literature programme for the 2022 local elections below. Templates will be published on both ALDC Artworker and Affinity Publisher.
We are working with our printer partners Election Workshop to secure the cheapest deals for the main products – and we will be offering regular bulk buy deals on most items of literature between now and May 5th.
A popular bulk-buy offer that we will be repeating this year is the Three Leaflet Deal in which you can purchase 3 core election leaflets together to be delivered back to you in turn between mid March and late April. More details of this can be found on the programme below.
ALDC’s leaflet programme for January – June 2022 can be seen below. Most items will be available as part of bulk-buy offers to give you the best value for money. The popular Three Leaflet Deal includes the March #2, April #1 and April #2 deliveries separated below.
ALDC and Election Workshop have a variety of different addressed mailings to form a campaign plan up until polling day in May. All of which can be purchased as part of bulk buy deals along with envelopes. Direct Mail can also be supplied already stuffed and ready to be delivered. Full details of each Direct Mail offer is below.
Month February March #1 March #2 March #3 April #1 April #2 April #3 April #4 May June
Item Squeeze Mailing (G8) Squeeze Mailing (G8) Postal Voter Mailings CV Mailing 3S Mailing Postal Vote GOTV Appeal Letters Final Week Mailing GOTV Recruitment Mailing
ArtworkDeadline 26 Jan 16 Feb 02 Mar 14 Mar 3 April 7 Apr/10 Apr 19 April 25 April 20 Apr/28 Apr 8 June
Return from 09 Feb 02 Mar 16 Mar 21 Mar 12 April 13 Apr/14 Apr 25 April 28 April 28 Apr/4 May 22 June
The full ALDC template campaign plan for both Leaflets and Direct Mail is below along with template release dates for each item.
ALDC’s full range of templates can be accessed on our website where you can find a number of options for Focus Leaflets, Direct Mail and up to date templates for your election literature as we go through the campaign. January’s ‘Record of Action’ Focus leaflet can be found here.