We're moving to a new website

Get a sneak peak of what's coming. Just visit: beta.libdems.org.uk

Liberal Democrats

Internal Elections FAQ's

Frequently asked questions for the 2019 round of internal elections.

We will post new questions that deal with later stages as the election timetable progresses.

These FAQs are guidance and not a substitute for the Election Rules.

What is the election timetable?


The timetable for the Scottish Internal Elections is as follows:



Tuesday 25th February 5pm

Dispatch of members newsletter & ballot notification

Thursday 27th February 5pm

Opening of nominations

Thursday 12th March 5pm

Close of nominations

Tuesday 17th March 5pm

Dispatch of postal ballots

Thursday 19th March 5pm

Dispatch of online ballots

Thursday 2nd April 5pm

Close of poll

Friday 3rd April 5pm


When is the close of nominations for the Scottish Internal Elections?


Nominations and manifestos must be received no later than 5pm Thursday 12th March.

Nomination papers can be submitted online (guidance here: www.libdems.org.uk/getting-nominated) or sent in by email to [email protected]

Nomination papers can also be sent in the post to: 

The Returning Officer
Scottish Liberal Democrats
4 Clifton Terrace
EH12 5DR

How many committees / positions can I stand for?


In this round of elections there is no specified limit on the number of positions or committees any member can stand for.

What are the artwork codes for each committee?

To submit my artwork to the Returning Officer, I need to add a code to indicate the election that it is for. What are the codes?


The codes are:

Scottish Executive - SE

Scottish Policy Committee - SPC

Scottish Conference Committee - SCC

How do I use the online nomination system?


You can find a full guide to using the online nomination system here: www.libdems.org.uk/getting-nominated

Sign up or log in using: or

Join us today

Britain needs Liberal voices. Add yours to ours and be part of what comes next:


Your Liberal Democrat MPs