Notice of election

Notice of Selkirkshire by-election - 22 February 2018

  1. Following the resignation of Councillor Michelle Ballantyne a by-election, if contested, is due to be held between the hours of 7am and 10pm on Thursday, 22 February 2018 for Electoral Ward No. 4, Selkirkshire.
  2. Nomination forms can be obtained from the Election Office at Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA, by telephoning 01835 825005 or download from our website. The Election Office is open for the issue and delivery of nomination papers on weekdays from 10am to 4pm. 
  3. Completed nomination forms must be delivered to the Election Office at the above address by 4pm on Monday, 22 January 2018.
  4. An election will be held in the contested ward and voting will take place between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, 22 February 2018.
  5. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Old School Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA by Tuesday, 6 February 2018Applications can be made online

Postal or proxy voting

  1. Any elector may apply for a postal or proxy vote at this election.
  2. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Old School Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA by 5pm on Wednesday, 7 February 2018.
  3. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the above by 5pm on Wednesday, 14 February 2018.
  4. Applications to amend or cancel existing proxy arrangements must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the above address by 5pm Wednesday, 7 February 2018.
  5. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5pm on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the above address by 5pm on Thursday, 22 February 2018.
  6. For advice on postal or proxy voting, contact 01835 825100 or contact our electoral registration team online.