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Election Office

Local Government Elections - 4 May 2017


Nomination papers and relevant supporting documentation for the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Local Government Election can be downloaded from here.

Nomination Form

  1. Letter to Prospective Candidates (PDF, 63k)
  2. List of Contents (PDF, 79k)
  3. Nomination Form (PDF, 211k), including:-
    1. Candidate’s Nomination Form
    2. Certificate of Authorisation Form (Party Candidate only)
    3. Request for Political Party Emblem Form (Party Candidate only)
    4. Notification of Election Agent Form
  4. Candidate Check List (PDF, 69k)
  5. Withdrawal Form (PDF, 115k)
  6. Appointment of Agents Form (PDF, 15k) , including:-
    1. Appointment of Polling Agents (unlimited)
    2. Appointment of Postal Vote Opening Agents (one per session)
    3. Appointment of Counting Agents (2)
  7. Request for Electoral Register/Absent Voter List (PDF, 105k)

General Information

  1. Limit of Candidates’ Election Expenses (PDF, 135k)
  2. Election Timetable (PDF, 22k)
  3. Display of Posters Conditions (PDF, 85k)
  4. Code of Conduct – Handling of Postal Votes (PDF, 1.6M)
  5. Hire of Schools for Election Meetings (PDF, 65k)
  6. List of Polling Places 2017 (PDF, 121k)
  7. Detailed Description of STV Count (PDF, 208k)
  8. Useful Websites (PDF, 6k)
  9. Useful Contacts (PDF, 9k)

Alternatively, nomination packs can be obtained and lodged at the following locations:-

  1. Election Office, Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, HS1 2BW, Tel: 01851 822613
  2. Council Offices, Tarbert Police Station, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, HS3 3BG, Tel: 01859 502367
  3. Council Offices, Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, HS7 5LA, Tel: 01870 602425
  4. Council Offices, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XD, Tel: 01871 810431

between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm on any weekday after the publication of the Notice of Election on Monday 13March 2012. Your completed nomination papers must be lodged no later than 4.00pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

It would be helpful in case of questions if nominations were lodged personally by the candidate or election agent and to phone in advance to arrange an appointment. You should submit your nomination form as early as possible to allow the Election Team to conduct an informal check and to give you sufficient time to submit a new nomination form should your first contain any errors.