Election guidance, costs and maps

The pre-election period is the period between the publication of the notice of election and the date of the election itself. During this period extra care needs to be taken about local authority publicity.

Guidance notes

The costs, charges and expenses of people conducting and assisting with an election are reviewed annually.

Costs, charges and expenses at elections


Following a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, new County Council Divisions came into effect at the County Elections on 4 May 2017. To view and identify the new electoral Divisions, please use our interactive map.

Maps and boundaries can be accessed on-line to find out the electoral geography of the UK.

Ordnance Survey online Electoral Division Maps