Have your say in local democracy on 4 May

Date: 

Friday, 21 April, 2017


With only weeks to go until the Council elections on 4 May, East Dunbartonshire voters are being advised about the voting process.

Polling stations, which will be set up in halls and schools across the region, will be open between 7am and 10pm on the day of the election. You should take your polling card with you as proof that you are a registered voter.

The Single Transferable Vote system will be used, which means that voters will be asked to number candidates in order of preference. Ballot papers, which will be given to voters when they register at polling stations, will list all the candidates standing to be councillors in each ward.

Voters will be asked to number the candidates in order (starting with the number one), and while they will be able to make as many choices as they wish, they will not be required to select every candidate.

The East Dunbartonshire wards and the number of councillors to be elected in each one are:

Ward

Number of Councillors

Milngavie

3

Bearsden North

3

Bearsden South

3

Bishopbriggs North and Campsie

4

Bishopbriggs South

3

Lenzie and Kirkintilloch South

3

Kirkintilloch East and North and Twechar

3

Council Chief Executive Gerry Cornes, Returning Officer for East Dunbartonshire, said, "Council officers are working hard to prepare for the Council election - both in terms of the voting process and the count, which will take place in The Leisuredrome in Bishopbriggs the day after the election.

"For those voting on 4 May, please ensure you are familiar with which polling place you will be using.

"Help will be available for anyone who requires it on the day, as well as in the run-up."

A list of candidates and polling stations can be found on the Council’s website at: https://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/council/elections-and-voting/local-government-elections-2017

To find out more about how to vote, check out the Electoral Commission website: https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/

For election news and for results as they are announced at the count, follow the Council on Twitter @EDCouncil