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Notice of Election of Community Councillors

Dumfries & Galloway COuncilElections are to be held for the return of Community Councillors who will comprise the elected Community Councils as listed below for a period of 5 years from 8am on 4 October 2019 (the day after the date set for contested elections).

Nomination papers may be obtained from the Returning Officer at the details below or from the:

Electoral Registration Numbers are available from your Returning Officer at the details below.

Nomination papers, duly completed and signed, must be delivered to the Returning Officer no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 3 September 2019.

Candidates for election may withdraw their nomination but only if they withdraw their nomination in writing to the Returning Officer no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 3 September 2019.

Should the MAXIMUM number of candidates validly nominated be more than the maximum permitted membership after the period for nominations has closed, a ballot box election will be held on Thursday, 3 October 2019. Those entitled to stand for election, or to propose a nomination, are those people aged 16 years or over, who live in the Community Council area
and whose name appears on the current register of electors for that Community Council area as at the date of completion on the nomination form.

In the event of a ballot box election, voting at this election will be confined to those members of the electorate who attend the polling station in person. There will be no postal or proxy voting.

If the number of validly nominated candidates is equal to or more than the MINIMUM permitted membership, but does not exceed the maximum permitted membership, after the period for nominations has closed, then the said candidates will be declared to be duly elected unopposed
and will assume office at 8am on 4 October 2019. Thereafter, they will have the option to fill any remaining vacancies through the casual vacancy election or co-option process.

Should the number of candidates validly nominated be below the MINIMUM permitted membership, the Community Council shall not be established at that time. However, Dumfries and Galloway Council will be happy to work with the nominees and the wider community to take things forward in due course.

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Returning Officer Contact
KIRKCOWAN 11 4 Kirsty Peden
c/o Ashwood House
Sun Street, Stranraer
DG9 7JJ
030 33 33 3000