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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
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2BW
Tel:  01851 822613
Fax:  01851 822824
E-mail: