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Election information for candidates

The Electoral Commission guidance includes notes to candidates and their agents, about standing for election, and also provides nomination forms.

Potential candidates

To be elected as a Member of Parliament, a City of York Councillor or a Parish Councillor, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or over at the date of nomination, and;
  • either a British Citizen, a Commonwealth citizen, a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or a citizen of another European Union State

The Electoral Commission provide free candidates' guides for all elections which are updated regularly.

Potential City of York Councillor candidates

To be elected as a member of City of York Council you must also be:

  • be a local government elector for the City of York Council area, or;
  • have occupied as owner or tenant any land or premises in the City of York Council area during the whole of the 12 months before your nomination as candidate, or;
  • your principal or only place of work before the day of your nomination as a candidate has been in the City of York Council area, or;
  • you have resided in the City of York Council area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination as a candidate

Potential Parish Councillor candidates

To be qualified to be elected as a member for a parish council a person must also be:

  • are registered as a local government elector for the parish, or;
  • have during the whole of the 12 months preceding the day of their nomination as candidate occupied as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the parish, or;
  • their principal or only place of work during those 12 months has been in that parish, or;
  • have during the whole of those 12 months resided in that parish or within 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) of the parish

Also see

Electoral Services

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551007