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Community Council Elections
Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils
The Highland Council organises elections for Community Councils as required by the new Scheme of Community Councils, which can be found by using the link shown in Related Information.
An election will only be contested should the number of candidates validly nominated exceed the total maximum permitted membership as specified for the Community Council area. Contested elections are conducted by Postal Ballot, under The First Past The Post System.
The Community Council Elections take place on a four yearly cycle, with the next one scheduled for September 2015. However in that period of time should any of the Community Councils fall below half their memberships then interim elections will be called for.
If advice on a matter of detail is required, Community Councils are advised to contact their local Ward Manager for guidance. Ward Manager's details can be found by using the link shown in Related Information.
Interim Community Council Elections
Nominations were invited from 5 February to 20 February 2013 for persons seeking election to Community Council’s serving Acharacle (Lochaber), Ferintosh (Black Isle), Holm (Inverness) and Lochbroom (West Ross).
The number of candidates nominated was less than the number of councillors to be returned, so therefore no polls will take place, and the list of candidates for each community council are now declared to be elected as councillors . The notice of the uncontested election for each of the Community Council's can be viewed by clicking on the links below.