Electoral Participation - Young Voters

Democracy Explained

Democracy Explained – By-elections

By-elections are a democratic process to elect a Councillor, MSP, or an MP in a local area, these can be called when a member either resigns or dies while still in office.

Due to the resignation of a Councillor in the multi-3 member Ward 7 of Tain and Easter Ross, we have a local government by-election to be held on Thursday 28 September 2023.

If you are registered elector in ward 7 you will be eligible to vote from the age of 16, if you have not registered to vote you have until Midnight on Tuesday 12 September 2023.

You can view footage below from by-elections that were held prevously in 2021.

Ward 21: Fort William By-Election

Ward 3: Wick and East Caithness By-Election

Ward 13: Inverness West By-Election