Deadline approaches for Jedburgh and District to register to vote ahead of by-election

Published: 31st January 2024

Hand posts vote through ballot box slot

Residents in the Jedburgh and District ward are reminded they have less than a week to make sure they are registered to vote if they want to have their say in the by-election on Thursday 22 February.

Electors aged 16 or over in the ward, which includes Ancrum, Jedburgh, Oxnam and Camptown, Roxburgh and St Boswells are eligible to vote in this by-election.  The deadline for registrations is midnight on Tuesday 6 February. Visit to register online.


Those registered can apply to vote by post but must do so by 5pm on Wednesday 7 February, with the closing date for proxy vote applications, enabling someone to vote on your behalf, closing at 5pm on Wednesday 14 February.


Six candidates will contest the by-election in the Jedburgh and District ward, which is taking place following the resignation of Pam Brown in November last year.


The candidates are:

  • John Lawrence Bathgate, Scottish Conservative and Unionist
  • James Douglas Wilson Clark, Scottish Eco-Federalists – Sustainable UK
  • Phil Dixon, Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • Ray Georgeson, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Kaymarie Hughes, Scottish Labour Party
  • Charles Strang, Scottish Greens - Think Global Act Local

One candidate will be elected using the single transferable vote system, meaning electors should vote by numbers, ranking candidates in order of preference from 1 to 6.

Electors are asked to take their poll card to the polling station when casting their vote, although it is not essential.

More information on registering to vote and postal and proxy applications can be found at  Voting and elections | Electoral Commission. For any other registration or absent voting matters email