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Election Office

By-Election Taobh Siar Agus Nis
7 October 2015

A By Election for theTaobh Siar Agus Nis Ward of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will be held on 7 October 2015 to elect one councillor.

The Polling Stations for the By Election are:

List of Polling Stations (PDF, 85K)

The election will be conducted under the voting system called the `Single Transferable Vote' (STV).  Voters will vote using numbers instead of a cross and will rank candidates in order of preference using 1,2,3 and so on. Voters may make as many or as few choices as they wish. A quota and formulae system then decides who is elected, based on the preferences as indicated by the voters. 


Prospective Candidates Guide

The Improvement Service and COSLA produced a guide for prospective candidates ahead of the May 2012 Scottish local government elections

A Candidate's Guide to Becoming a Councillor (PDF, 3.3M)

This is a useful guide which covers all aspects of the role, providing comprehensive guidance and practical advice on council/councillor duties, responsibilities and expectations.  

Enquiries regarding the By Election should be made to the Elections Office.

Contact Details

Election Office
Council Offices
Sandwick Road
Isle of Lewis
Tel:  01851 822613
Fax:  01851 822824