Following the recent passing of Councillor Malcolm Cunning, a by-election will be held on Thursday 17 November 2022 to elect 1 member to Ward 1 - Linn. A Notice of Election was published on 30 September 2022. Nominations open on Monday 3 October at 10am and close on Monday 17 October at 4pm. You may be intending to stand as a Candidate in this by-election and trust you will find the following information of assistance.
If you wish to download a nomination pack together with supporting information for Candidates and Agents
Hard copies of the nomination packs can also be collected from the Election Office, 40 John Street, Room B.07, Glasgow, G1 1JL. Alternatively, nomination packs can be emailed to you upon request by contacting the Election Office on 0141 287 5684 / 4151 or by emailing email@example.com
The Electoral Commission has produced guidance to assist prospective Candidates who may wish to stand in local government elections which can be found here.
The guidance covers:
Part 1 Can you stand for election?
Part 2a Standing as an Independent Candidate
Part 2b Standing as a Party Candidate
Part 3 Spending and Donations
Part 4 The Campaign
Part 5 Your right to attend key events
Part 6 After the declaration of results
The Improvement Service has also produced helpful guidance on its candidates' website www.localcouncillor.scot to include:
The Access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland) is now open for disabled people standing in the local council elections. The Fund offers financial and non-financial support to remove any barriers applicants may face when campaigning. It is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Inclusion Scotland.
Further information or guidance can be obtained by contacting the Election Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 0141 287 5684 / 4151.