Standing as a candidate
You must meet certain criteria to stand as a candidate for public office. The Electoral Commission has published candidate guidance and information for each type of election:
- Parish council elections - information for candidates
- Local government elections - information for candidates (covering Cheltenham Borough and Gloucestershire County Councils)
- Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner election - information for candidates
Nomination packs will be available to collect from the electoral services office in March 2024. Please contact the office on 01242 264132 or email [email protected] to arrange collection or if you prefer, we can email a set to you.
Completed nomination papers will need to be hand delivered to the Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham. You will need to make an appointment for informal checks. We strongly advise an informal check and delivery of papers to be carried out as early as possible. Nominations will be open between 10am to 4pm from Monday 25 March 2024 and will close at 4pm on Friday 5 April 2024.
You can find out more information on being a councillor on the Local Government Association website. The Electoral Commission has published candidate guidance and information for each type of election.
See our animation on becoming a councillor