Local government election
Local authorities deliver the services that are often most noticeable to people, from education to rubbish collection. They're also the elections that come around most often, with councils often electing a third or half of their councillors at once. This means that some local authorities have elections three out of every four years.
Parish or community councils also deliver important local services, and we have teamed up with NALC (National Association of Local Councils) to put together a leaflet that explains their role.
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Step-by-step voting Many people are unsure about what happens once they step into a polling station. This activity helps them to understand the voting process. more >
Apply to vote by post This leaflet explains how to vote by post and includes a self-seal and return application form. more >
All about local councils This leaflet, produced with NALC, explains the role of local councils in England. more >
Producing leaflets br> How to file - producing leaflets
Write in plain English br> How to file - producing materials using Plain English
Carmarthenshire County Council: Carmarthenshire Youth Democracy Project 1 br> Carmarthenshire Youth Democracy Project - a mix of advertising, events, and education promoting the 2004 elections.
Carmarthenshire County Council: Carmarthenshire Youth Democracy Project 2 br> Going into classrooms to educate the voters of the future - and hoping they'll pass on the message at home...
Arun District Council: What does a councillor look like? br> Arun organised an event to encourage local people to become councillors, with the local media providing back-up.