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.

Notice of Election

Timetable of dates

List of polling station locations

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 are now available from the link below, and the period for lodging nominations runs from 9am on Tuesday 14 March until 4pm on Wednesday 29 March.

Nomination pack - part 1

Nomination pack - additional forms and information


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

Key Dates

  • Latest time for lodging nomination papers - 4pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017
  • Last date for receipt of new applications for the Register - Monday 17 April 2017
  • Last date for applications for / amendments to a postal vote - Tuesday 18 April 2017
  • Last date to apply to vote by proxy (not a postal proxy) - Tuesday 25 April 2017
  • Polling day - 04 May 2017

The full timetable can be found here.