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By-Election Na Hearadh 4 – July 2024

Election of a Councillor for Ward 4 – Na Hearadh

Following the resignation of Councillor Grant Fulton, a By-Election is being held in the Na Hearadh Ward. 

Postal or proxy voting

  1. Any elector may apply for a postal or proxy vote at this election.
  2. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments to existing proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address below by 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024.
  3. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the address below by 5pm on Wednesday 26 June 2024.
  4. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election, i.e. made after the 26 June 2024 deadline on the grounds of; disability suffered after that deadline (or, for applicants who suffered a disability before the deadline, their disability meant that they could not reasonably have made an application in time), work/service reasons, being detained in a hospital under the civil sections of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 or for Scottish prisoners serving a sentence of 12 months or less, must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer at the address below by 5pm on 4 July 2024.  To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on 26 June 2024.

Key Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday 18 June 2024 (midnight) – Registration deadline
  • Wednesday 19 June 2024 (5pm) – deadline for new postal vote applications and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes
  • Wednesday 26 June (5pm) – Deadline for new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)
  • Thursday 4 July 2024 – Polling Day
  • Thursday 4 July (5pm) Deadline for emergency proxy applications
  • Thursday 4 July 2024 (9pm) – Last time to alter the Register due to clerical error or court appeal
  • Thursday 4 July 2024 (10pm) – Last time for re-issue of spoilt or lost postal votes
  • Friday 5 July 2024 – Counting of votes (Time and Venue to be confirmed)