The local government elections were held on 4 May 2017 using the Single Transferable Vote. The vote count took place on 5 May.
Political make up of the council 2017
There are 34 councillors making up Scottish Borders Council. The number of councillors elected for each party on 5 May 2017 was as follows:
|Political party||Number of seats|
|Scottish National Party (SNP)||9|
It was announced that Scottish Borders Council will be run by a Scottish Conservative Group and Independent Alliance Administration following the local election.
The counting process
- The ballot papers were counted using an electronic counting system.
- The count took place from 9am on Friday, 5 May.
- The returning officer adjudicates doubtful ballot papers