To help make your campaigning as easy as possible, we’ve gathered together some of the essential campaign tools, paperwork and information that you’ll need as the campaign goes on. Do let us know if there is anything else that you need and we will add it in.
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Latest: Polling Day 2013 Article
Our special article on preparing for polling day with a range of useful downloads, including Helpers' materials, resources for Tellers (guides, pads, rotas), and practical scripts for knock-up.
New: Committee Room Pack
Includes: Committee Room sign, election offences poster, postal vote code of conduct and Connect final week handout (zip file)
Campaign artwork tools and advice
Useful fonts including Democrat Sans and Helvetica Neue (zip file)
Liberal Democrat logos (zip file)
Liberal Democrat clipart
Liberal Democrat style and colour guidelines
Buy PagePlus x4 software
More campaign resources also available on the Liberal Democrat Members’ Site
Watch Liberal Democrat training videos and download factsheets from OSKAR
Campaign template artwork
ALDC has commissioned this set of templates for use by Liberal Democrat campaigners. These are exclusively available to members of ALDC. This is in addition to the other templates, campaign toolkits, briefings and best practice available on the ALDC website.
Artwork Pack 1 - including basic Focus templates and election timetables
Artwork Pack 2 - including doorstep surveys and calling leaflets
Artwork Pack 3 - including new voter mailings, candidate Focus and contact booklets
Artwork Pack 4 - including members' newsletters and supporter help appeals
Election Pack 1 - including street letters, letterheads, template 'vox pop' artwork, postal vote recruitment forms
Election Pack 2 - including new Focus templates, endorsements and squeeze materials
Election Pack 3 - Get Out The Vote materials
Election Pack 4 - Direct Mail
Election Pack 5 - Thank You artwork (1st May)
The following links include useful artwork produced by the Department of Elections and Skills at Liberal Democrat Party Headquarters on a number of national issues.
What the Lib Dems Have Done for You (booklet)
Key Government Statistics, Jan 2013 (Pupil Premium, Regional Growth Fund, Pensions, Apprenticeships)
Tackling Disadvantage (case study of effect of Pupil Premium in North Norfolk schools)
Nomination papers including candidate consent to nomination and agent notification forms (MS Word) - ward specific nomination papers will be available from your council
Certificate of Authorisation / Delegated Nominating Officer (DNO) form (zip file) - ALDC recommends you use this version rather than the one supplied by your council
Generic other forms and paperwork
Polling agent notification form (MS Word)
Postal voting agent notification form (MS Word)
Counting agent notification form (MS Word)
Election expense forms and instructions - principal council elections (PDF)
Election expense forms - principal council elections (MS Excel)
Candidate's declaration (PDF)
Election agent's declaration (PDF)
N.B. The election expense forms have very slightly changed in recent years to make them easier to complete, however forms from previous years are still valid.
Postal vote application forms (zip file)
Postal vote code of conduct (PDF)
Electoral Commission / ACPO guidance on preventing electoral malpractice (PDF)
Liberal Democrat Guidance
2013 Local Election Timetable (PDF)
Guidance on Expenses
Guidance on Imprints