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National Assembly for Wales elections

On this page, you will find all of our guidance and resources for Returning Officers administering a National Assembly for Wales election.

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The National Assembly for Wales election taking place on 5 May 2016 will be combined with the Police and Crime Commissioner election and guidance is currently being updated.

If you have questions about the guidance please contact your local Commission team

Important information

  • Legislation for 2016 polls


    Despite a lack of certainty as to the detail of the legislation, we have developed this guidance at this stage in order that it can be available in time to support Returning Officers with taking forward planning and early preparations for the delivery of the polls. 

    This guidance has been developed based on the legislation as it currently stands and makes some assumptions about what further legislation will provide for, and so it may be subject to change. We will update and re-publish the guidance as appropriate once the legislation is clear.

Part B

Planning and organisation

This part covers:

  • The nomination period (including access to the register by candidates, spending limits and the nominations process)
  • The production of notices, poll cards and ballot papers
  • Polling station voting

Part B: Planning and organisation - combined National Assembly for Wales and Police and Crime Commissioner elections (PDF)

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