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Ward 12 - Rutherglen Central and North By-election - Thursday 23 November 2017

A By-election to elect a councillor to serve in Ward 12 - Rutherglen Central and North By-election will be held on Thursday 23 November 2017.

One councillor will be elected following the resignation of Councillor Gerard Killen. 

How to Vote

To vote in this By-election, eligible residents (you must be aged 16 or over on the day of the By-election) must be registered to vote by midnight on Tuesday 7 November 2017.

At council elections voters must vote using numbers on the ballot paper to elect Councillors for the ward they live in - this is called the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system.

Voters will be issued with one ballot paper and asked to number the candidates in order of choice by putting the number 1 in the box next to the name of the candidate who is your first choice, 2 in the box next to your second choice, 3 in the box next to your third choice and so on. You can make as many or as few choices as you wish.

Voting will take place between 7.00am and 10.00pm.

For more information about how to register and the different ways of voting in the By-election please go to our Registering and voting page.

Key dates

Rutherglen Central and North By-election Date (deadline if not midnight)
Registration deadline  Midnight on Tuesday 7 November 2017
Deadline for new postal vote applications and for changes to existing postal or proxy votes Wednesday 8 November 2017 (5.00pm)
Deadline for new applications to vote by proxy (not postal proxy or emergency proxies)  Wednesday 15 November 2017 (5.00pm)
First date that electors can apply for replacements for lost postal votes  Friday 17 November 2017
Polling Day 

Thursday 23 November 2017

7.00am – 10.00pm

Last time for re-issue of spoilt and lost postal votes  Thursday 23 November 2017 (5.00pm)
Deadline for emergency proxy applications  Thursday 23 November 2017 (5.00pm)
Last time to alter the Register due to clerical error or court appeal  Thursday 23 November 2017 (9.00pm)
Count  Thursday 23 November 2017 (10.00pm)


Candidates standing for election

There are six candidates standing for election to serve Rutherglen Central and North (Ward 12) on Thursday 23 November 2017.

  • Ellen Bryson - Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Brian Finlay – Scottish Green Party
  • David Innes - Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • Martin Lennon - Labour and Co-operative Party
  • Janice MacKay - UKIP
  • Taylor Muir - Scottish Conservative and Unionist

For information on polling places or to find out more about candidates and election agents please go to Statutory notices and information download pages.

For general information please go to our elections pages.