The next Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Election will be held on Thursday 5 May 2022 to elect the 29 councillors who will serve on the Council's 11 multi-member wards. There are 6 two-member wards, 3 three-member wards and 2 four-member wards.
|Ward Number||Ward Name||Members to be Elected|
|1||Barraigh agus Bhatarsaigh||2|
|2||Uibhist a Deas, Èirisgeigh agus Beinn na Faoghla||3|
|3||Uibhist a Tuath||2|
|5||Sgìre nan Loch||2|
|6||Sgìr’ Ùige agus Carlabhagh||2|
|7||An Taobh Siar agus Nis||3|
|8||Loch a Tuath||3|
|9||Steòrnabhagh a Tuath||4|
|10||Steòrnabhagh a Deas||4|
|11||Sgìre an Rubha||2|
Maps of the council multi-member wards are available from the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland (Opens in a new window or downloads a file). The current arrangements, including maps showing the current Polling District boundaries are available to view via the links provided below:-
If you are interested in standing for council, guidance and resources are provided on the Electoral Commission (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website or the Improvement Service (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website.
The Elected Office Fund Scotland is being administered by Inclusion Scotland and disabled people seeking election as a candidate at the Local Government Elections 2022 may apply for financial assistance. Further information is available on then the Inclusion Scotland (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website.
The election will be conducted using the `Single Transferable Vote' (STV) system with voters in each ward indicate their preference of first, second, third etc. candidates. A quota and formulae system then decides who is elected, based on the preferences as indicated by the voters.