Lewis By Election To Be Held

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A By Election is to be held for the return of a Councillor for the Sgir’ Uige agus Ceann A Tuath nan Loch Ward of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

Nomination forms can be obtained from the Election Office, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW on weekdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Completed nomination forms must be delivered to the Election Office at the above address by 4.00pm on Monday, October 29th.

If more than one valid nomination is received, an election will be held and voting will take place between 7.00am and 10.00pm on Thursday, November 29th.

Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis by Midnight on Wednesday, November 14th.

POSTAL OR PROXY VOTING

Any elector may apply for a postal or proxy vote at this election.

Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis by 5.00pm on Wednesday, November 14th.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis by 5.00pm on Wednesday, November 21st.

Applications to amend or cancel existing proxy arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis by 5.00pm on Wednesday, November 14th.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5.00pm on Wednesday 21 November 2012 must reach the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis by 5.00pm on November 29th.

For advice on postal or proxy voting, contact the Electoral Registration Officer, 42 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, telephone 01851 706262.