Community Council Elections 2023 – Still time to apply to be the voice of your community

community council elections

The Highland Council is reminding anyone considering joining their local Community Council that there is still time to submit their nomination.

This is your chance to help represent the views of your community to The Highland Council and other public agencies.

Those wishing to stand as a Candidate must be 16 years of age, be a resident within the Community Council boundary and must be a registered voter. Please contact the electoral registration office on 0800 393783 or email to check if you are a registered voter.

To stand as Candidate, all you need do is self-nominate yourself by completing and submitting the online nomination form by 12noon on Tuesday 3 October 2023. 

Guidance notes to assist anyone who is interested in completing the online form are available on the Council’s website as it the nomination form 


Candidate's must have their electoral number. This can be obtained by completing the electoral number request form from the link provided on the website or it can be obtained from the Electoral Registration Office by emailing by telephoning 0800 393783.

The Council has created a digital toolkit to help communities spread the word locally and encourage people to come forward as Candidates. This is also available on the website.

For full details on the role of a community council visit



14 Sep 2023