The Highland Council
Ward 4 - Landward Caithness By-Election
Landward Caithness By-election: Mrs Gillian Coghill from Halkirk has been elected to serve Ward 4, Landward Caithness. She will be a member of the Independent Group on the Council.
Community Council Interim Elections
Nominations are now invited for persons seeking election to Stratherrick and Foyers Community Council.
The resignation of some members have brought the above community council down to below HALF of their memberships, and so therefore prompted an interim election to fill the 6 vacancies.
The deadline for receiving nominations is 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. More information can be obtained here.
From The Boundary Commission for Scotland
On 29 January, Parliament amended the legislation governing our Sixth Review of UK Parliament Constituencies and that legislation received Royal Assent on 31 January. As a result we will not be completing the Review. We would like to thank all those who have participated in the Review.
The revised legislation requires us to undertake our next review of UK Parliament constituencies using the electoral register from 1 December 2015, and to submit our report on that review during September 2018
Renewal of the Business Improvement District for Inverness
Inverness businesses have voted for the Inverness Business Improvement District (BID) to continue for a second term for a further five years from 1 April 2013 – 31 March 2018.
Ballot papers for the Inverness BID election were issued on Friday 7 February to the 676 businesses entitled to vote as being the property owners or property occupiers of the 447 city centre premises in the BID area. Those businesses have been voting for the past six weeks.
The count was held today Friday 22 March and the ‘yes’ result declared at the Mercure Hotel in Inverness by Ballot Holder, Alistair Dodds, Chief Executive of The Highland Council and independent scrutineer, for the Electoral Reform Services, London.
Information on Inverness BID and its Business Plan for 2013-18 is available on the internet at http://www.invernessbid.co.uk/ or by contacting Inverness BID Ltd, 111 Academy Street, Inverness. Email email@example.com or tel 01463 714550.
Your Scotland: Your Referendum
The Scottish Government has now published an independent analysis of the responses received to its consultation on a proposed referendum. The detailed analysis can be found here.
Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places
Section 17 of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, which received Royal Assent in January 2013, introduces a duty on local authorities to ‘carry out and complete’ reviews of polling districts and places in the period of 16 months beginning with 1st October 2013, and then in the period of 16 months beginning with 1st October of every fifth year after that.
In light of this legislative change, the Council has decided to defer consideration of the current review of Polling Districts and Polling places until October 2013, with a view to incorporating any changes in the revised Electoral Register being published on 10 March 2014.
Any representations received through the earlier review will be reported to the Council in due course.
The Highland Council Election Results
Details of the Highland Council Election held on 3 May 2012 can be found in the 2012 Election Results pages.
This section of the website aims to provide relevant factual information to voters and candidates on election matters in the Highland Council area. It is designed to complement other sources of information and is provided as a guide. It should not be relied on as legally definitive and the Returning Officer does not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions, or any act arising from them. Voters, candidates or agents should consult the appropriate legislation and seek their own legal advice if they are in any doubt about a particular point.