The next round of Scottish local government elections will be held on Thursday
4 May 2017 when 30 Councillors will be elected to Falkirk Council.
The Notice of Election is hereby published, giving details of the election, if contested,
for Councillors to the 9 Wards of Falkirk Council on Thursday 4 May 2017. The Notice
provides information on the nomination process, including obtaining nomination packs
from the Election Office and submitting nomination papers by the deadline of
4pm, Wednesday 29 March 2017. The Notice also provides information
on applying to register to vote or applying for a postal or proxy vote.
- Notice of Election
- Nomination papers
If you are interested in standing for election and would like to receive information
about the elections when it becomes available, please contact our Election Office
Nomination packs will be available at the briefing session or from the Election
The nomination period starts on Tuesday 14 March and ends at 4pm, Wednesday 29 March.
Nomination papers should be lodged with the Returning Officer at the Election Office
by 4pm on any working day during this period.
Guidance for candidates and agents is also available on the
Electoral Commission website
Becoming a Councillor
Information on becoming a Councillor has been produced by the Improvement Service
and is available at www.localcouncillor.scot.
Further information and guidance will be added when it is available.
Access to Elected Office Fund Scotland
In preparation for the local government elections in 2017, information has been
by Inclusion Scotland, supported by the Scottish Government, which aims to encourage
more people with disabilities to get involved in politics and to stand for election.
A briefing note produced by Inclusion Scotland provides further information.
- Access to Politics
Registration and voting
Details on electoral registration and voting are available on
our voting page.
Further details on the Single Transferable voting system to be used for the elections
will be published when it is available.