A simple breakdown of the key dates for the English, Scottish and Welsh Local Elections can be found here.
Filling out your Nomination Forms
To stand for election you must submit formal nomination papers. The nomination paperwork is different for England, Scotland and Wales. ALDC has produced a toolkit for each country that you can access on the below links:
During the regulated period of the election you must record all expenditure that contributes towards the promotion of a candidate – and submit a set of expense returns once the election is over. A toolkit to help you keep track of your election spending and fill out your expense returns can be found here.
There are a number of resources you will no doubt need to organise your campaign. ALDC has gathered together a number of different resources you can download – ranging from instructions for blue and cream letter writing, template tellers pad and rotas, committee room resources and more that will be added in the coming weeks.
Postal voters are one of the most important groups in your electorate. People with a postal vote are far more likely to vote in a local election compared to those who vote in person – turnout amongst postal voters can often be as high as 80-90%.
You can find an extensive set of templates for your Postal Vote campaign here.
An advice article on how to win the postal vote can be found 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.