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

Prospective candidates

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

Election office
Room G17
Municipal Buildings
West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS
01324 506111

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Nomination packs will be available at the briefing session or from the Election Office.

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 produced 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.