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By-Election Sgir’ Uige agus Ceann A Tuath nan Loch 29 November 2012

Declaration of Results

I declare that the result of the By-Election in the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Local Government By-Election in the Sgir' Uige agus Ceann an Tuath nan Loch Ward is as follows:-

There is one Councillor to be elected.

The Percentage Poll was 40.88%. There were 1013 valid ballot papers and 14 rejected ballot papers.

The quota of votes for a candidate to be elected is 508.

The first preference votes received by each of the candidates and the stage at which any candidate was elected is:-

NAME OF CANDIDATE Number of 1st Preference Votes Stage at which Candidate has been Elected
Les Mac an Ultaigh 73  
John Norman Macdonald 195  
Angus Macdonald Morrison 745 1


the following were rejected as void and not counted on account of:-

Which does not bear a unique identifying mark in a form that is capable of being read by electronic means  
On which the figure '1' standing alone is not placed so as to indicate a first preference for some candidate 13
On which the figure '1' standing alone indicating a first preference is set opposite the name of more than one candidate   
On which anything is written or marked by which the voter can be identified except the printed number and other unique identifying mark on the back  
Which is marked unmarked or void for uncertainty 1
Total number of ballot papers rejected 14


Malcolm Burr
Returning Officer
30 November 2012