Campaigning regulations for May 2016 elections

The Electoral Commission has published guidance for the May 2016 elections for:

  • National Assembly for Wales, Police and Crime Commissioners Wales
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Northern Ireland Assembly

Guides for the following are due out soon (links are already in place):

  • Local government in England, Police and Crime Commissioners England
  • Greater London Authority

Organisations which are engaging with these, as ‘non-party campaigners’, need to understand and comply with the campaign rules. The regulated period starts 5th January 2016.

See Electoral Commission 2016 page – the various guides are in pdf.

The Scottish charity regulator has a news item summarising the position for Holyrood elections and linking to both its own and the Commission’s guidance.