Argyll and Bute Council is holding by-elections in two council wards on Thursday 18th March.
Voters will be asked to elect one councillor in each ward where there are currently vacant seats – Ward 8, Isle of Bute and Ward 11, Helensburgh and Lomond South.
To take part in this election, you must be registered to vote. If you’re not sure whether you are registered, you can check with the Electoral Registration Office on 0800 980 0470. They can send you out a registration form if you need one. You can also register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote - it’s quick and easy to do. Only people registered to vote in Wards 8 or 11 will be able to vote in these by-elections.
The deadline for registering to vote in the Argyll and Bute Council by-elections is 2nd March 2021.
You can also vote by post or by proxy (where you appoint someone to cast your vote on your behalf). The deadline for postal vote applications is 5pm on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 and if you want to apply for a proxy vote you need to do so by 5pm on Wednesday 10th March. You can find out more about this at www.yourvotematters.co.uk – and if you want to apply for a postal or proxy vote for this election, it’s best to do this as soon as possible so that you can make sure you’re able to take part. The Electoral Registration Office deals with applications for postal or proxy votes as well as registration and you can apply online at the link above.
A list of polling stations will be published at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/elections - there may be changes to your usual polling station so please check your polling card or online so that you know where you need to go to cast your vote.
Anyone who is interested in standing for election or who has any other queries about the election process can contact Argyll and Bute Council’s Elections Team in the first instance on 01546 603264 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Becoming a Councillor (argyll-bute.gov.uk) to download a guide to standing for election to Argyll and Bute Council.