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Notice of Casual Vacancy Election of Community Councillors for Kirkcowan Community Council

Elections are to be held for the return of 6 Community Councillors who will join the above-named Community Council from 8am on the day after the proposed day of Poll.

Nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the contact details below, and downloaded hereNomination papers, duly completed and signed, must be delivered by email within 21 calendar days of the date of this Notice to the Returning Officer, Kerren Walker at the undernoted address no later than 5pm on Tuesday 30 March 2021. 

Candidates for election may withdraw their nomination but only if they advise their withdrawal in writing to the Returning Officer no later than 5pm on the closing date for nominations.

A ballot box election will be held on Tuesday 20 April 2021 if more than 6 persons remain validly nominated after the period for nominations has expired.  Those entitled to stand for election, or to propose a nomination, are those whose names appear in the appropriate Electoral Registers as being eligible to vote in local government elections on the date of the Community Council election.

The Scottish Elections (Reduction in Voting Age) Bill introduced in Spring 2016 allows for 16 year olds to vote at Local Government and Scottish Parliament and they will therefore be included in the electoral register for those elections. Consequently, as Community Council elections are held on the Local Government franchise this new ruling will now apply to all future Community Council elections.

The public should note that in the event of a poll, voting at this election will be confined to those members of the electorate who attend the poll in person.  There will be no postal or proxy voting.

If less than 6 persons remain validly nominated, then such persons will be declared to be duly elected unopposed as at 8am on Wednesday 21 April 2021 and that this will be confirmed at a EGM Meeting of the Community Council to be held on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 7.00pm via Microsoft Teams.

Returning Officer:    Kerren Walker, Ward Officer,

Email Address :

Date   9 March 2021