Are you thinking about standing for election? Join our Candidate & Agent Briefing!

Published: Wednesday, 22 February 2023

Are you thinking about standing for election?

We are holding an information briefing for candidates, their agents and local political party representatives on Monday 27 February 2023 at 6.30pm ahead of the Borough Council elections on 4 May 2023.

The briefing will be held at the Council Offices on Station Road, Wigston (LE18 2DR) and will also be available to attend remotely on Microsoft Teams.

To book a place on the briefing, either in person or on Microsoft Teams, you must register in advance no later than 4pm on Friday 24 February 2023 via the link below:

Register to Attend Briefing

The briefing will cover the following topics:

  • Who’s who
  • Election timetable
  • Qualifications and disqualifications
  • Nominations
  • Agents
  • Access to electoral register etc.
  • Registration
  • Absent voting
  • Voter ID / accessibility (Election Act 2022)
  • Campaigning
  • Polling day
  • Verifying and counting of votes
  • Candidate spending
  • Questions and answers
  • Contacts and further guidance

Further guidance for candidates, their agents and representatives is available directly on the Electoral Commission’s website, which you can refer to before and after the briefing.

If you have any queries or require further assistance in the meantime, please visit our dedicated webpage or contact Electoral Services on (0116) 257 2722 or at