Guidance

Election guidance for civil servants

Guidance on the conduct of civil servants in the pre-election period.

Documents

General election guidance 2019: guidance for civil servants

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May 2019 elections for the European Parliament: guidance on conduct

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May 2019 local elections: guidance on conduct

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May 2018 elections: guidance on conduct

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General election 2017: guidance for civil servants

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May 2017 elections: guidance on conduct

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Details

This guidance covers the conduct of civil servants in the run up to local, national, European elections. It also covers the referendum on the voting system for the UK Parliament, the Scottish referendum and the EU referendum.

Published 4 February 2011
Last updated 26 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added HTML version of general election guidance 2019

  2. 2019 GE guidance added

  3. Added 'May 2019 elections for the European Parliament: guidance on conduct'.

  4. Added attachment: 'May 2019 elections: guidance on conduct'

  5. Local election guidance added for civil servants.

  6. General election guidance 2017 added

  7. May 2017 local and mayoral elections guidance added.

  8. Northern Ireland election 2017 guidance added.

  9. Added May 2016 elections guidance

  10. General election 2015: guidance for civil servants published

  11. Removed out-of-date Scotland referendum guidance.

  12. Published Scottish referendum guidance for UK civil servants that takes effect from 22 August 2014.

  13. Scottish referendum guidance updated.

  14. May 2014 European Parliament and local authority elections guidance added.

  15. First published.