You can stand for election as an independent candidate or as a group/party political candidate. If you are a member or plan to join or stand as a member of a political party their agents will work for you. If you are standing as an independent member you will need to seek advice from different agencies.
To become a councillor you must put yourself forward for election. Unless a casual vacancy arises within a ward, elections take place on the first Thursday in May once every five years.
To stand for election you must complete a nomination form. These forms are made available on the relevant upcoming elections page or can be requested by contacting electoral services.
To stand as a candidate you will need to provide:
- A nomination paper, signed by 10 registered electors of the ward in which they are to stand
- A certificate from the party's nominating officer, authorising your candidacy and use of the party's description and emblem
- Written consent to your nomination
All documents must be returned to:
The Old Courthouse,
Pontypridd CF37 1JW