Local Government Elections 4 May 2017

Argyll and Bute view

The next elections will take place on 4 May 2017.

Local Councillors are responsible for making decisions on your behalf about local services.

Argyll and Bute Council consists of 11 electoral wards, each represented by three or four elected Councillors.

Councillors are elected using the single transferable vote system. This means voters list the candidates in order of preference.

Interested in standing for election in May?

If you are interested in standing as a candidate, there is some useful information about the role and expectations of a councillor and how to become a councillor available from the Improvement Service website:   http://www.localcouncillor.scot/    

We have also produced a candidate guide for potential candidates in Argyll and Bute.

In order to stand for election, you must be officially “nominated”.  You will need to complete and sign a nomination form and have it signed by a witness.  Nomination packs will be available from 28 February 2017, and the period for lodging nominations runs from 9am on Tuesday 14 March until 4pm on Wednesday 29 March.

More information and resources for potential candidates are available from the Electoral Commission.

Candidate and election briefing session - 1st March 2017


We will add more details and information about the Local Government Elections here in due course.