Local Government by-elections

The Highland Council is divided into 21 Wards and elections are administered, centrally, through the Election Office.

A By Election can occur due to a vacancy caused by the death or resignation of an elected representative. It can take place during any of the standard Election cycles, and is subject to the timetable for normal elections. The votes casted in a by-election are counted manually.

Ward 11 – Caol and Mallaig By-election  Thursday 5 April 2018

A by-election to elect a councillor to serve Caol and Mallaig (Ward 11) will be held on Thursday 5 April 2018, following the death of Billy MacLachlan.

Nominations from prospective candidates are now being invited and the nomination form and further information is now available.

Information and notices relating to the forthcoming by-election

Nominations will close at 4pm on Monday 1 March 2018 and unless the by-election is uncontested, voting will take place on Thursday 5 April 2018.

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