Document 2023 Election Expenses Return

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2023 Election Expenses Return

Candidates in District and Parish Councils are required to submit to the Returning Officer a return setting out expenditure incurred during their campaign. The expenditure must not exceed the limit based upon the electorate in the March register.

A nil return must be submitted even if no expenditure was incurred.

For the May 2023 elections the deadlines are:
Parish/Town Council Candidates - Thursday 1 June
District Council Candidates/Agents - Friday 9 June

Relevant guidance and forms are available below:

Parish and Town Council Guidance and Form pdf icon PDF 327 KB

District Council Guidance pdf icon PDF 395 KB
District Candidate Spending Return (PDF) pdf icon PDF 109 KB
District Candidate Spending Return (Excel) xlsx icon XLSX 91 KB
District - Candidate Declaration pdf icon PDF 19 KB
District - Agent Declaration pdf icon PDF 18 KB

District Council Election Spending Limits pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Guidance on completing returns can be obtained from the Electoral Commission...
Email at
Call on 0333 103 1928