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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Press Release - 13th March 2017

Notice of Election - Election of Councillors

Councillors are to be elected for each of the 9 wards of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. The number of Councillors to be elected for each ward is as follows:

Number of Councillors to be Elected for Each Ward
Ward
Number of Councillors
to be elected
WARD 1 - BARRAIGH, BHATARSAIGH, EIRISGEIGH AGUS UIBHIST A DEAS
4
WARD 2 - BEINN NA FOGHLA AGUS UIBHIST A TUATH
3
WARD 3 - NA HEARADH AGUS CEANN A DEAS NAN LOCH
3
WARD 4 - SGIR' UIGE AGUS CEANN A TUATH NAN LOCH
3
WARD 5 - SGIRE AN RUBHA
3
WARD 6 - STEÒRNABHAGH A DEAS
4
WARD 7 - STEÒRNABHAGH A TUATH
4
WARD 8 - LOCH A TUATH
3
WARD 9 - AN TAOBH SIAR AGUS NIS
4

 

  1. Nomination forms can be obtained from the Election Office at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis or at the Comhairle Area Offices in Tarbert, Balivanich and Barra. These offices are open for the issue and delivery of nomination papers on weekdays from Tuesday 14 March 2017 between 10.00am to 4.00pm.
  2. Completed nomination forms must be delivered to the Returning Officer at one of the above addresses by 4.00pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017.
  3. An election will be held in each contested ward and voting will take place between 7.00am and 10.00pm on Thursday 4 May 2017.
  4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis by midnight on Monday 17 April 2017. Applications can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

Postal or Proxy Voting

  1. Any elector may apply for a postal or proxy vote at this election.
  2. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis by 5.00pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017.
  3. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis by 5.00pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
  4. Applications to amend or cancel existing proxy arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis by 5.00pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017.
  5. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis by 5.00pm on Thursday 4 May 2017. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5.00pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5.00pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
  6. For advice on postal or proxy voting, contact the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, telephone 01851 706262, email:

Malcolm Burr, Returning Officer
Dated: 13 March 2017


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Nigel Scott
Communications Officer
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Tel: 01851 822622 (Work)
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