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Kirkcowan Community Council Election


Elections are to be held for the return of 2 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, or click this link for a printable copy.  Nomination papers, duly completed and signed, must be delivered by email within 21 calendar days of the date of this Notice to the Returning Officer, at the undernoted address no later than 5pm on Monday 15th November 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 Monday 6th December 2021 if more than 3 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 3 persons remain validly nominated, then such persons will be declared to be duly elected unopposed as at 8am on Tuesday 7th December 2021 and that this will be confirmed at a Meeting of the Community Council to be held no later than Monday 7th February 2022.

Returning Officer: Melinda Dolan

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Date   25 October 2021