North Ayrshire Notice of Election underway
THE countdown to the North Ayrshire Council Elections is officially underway following the publication of the Notice of Election today (13 March).
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From this morning, all prospective candidates can pick up their nomination packs which must be filled out if they want to stand as a local Councillor.
They must be completed correctly and handed in to the Election Office at Cunninghame House no later than 4pm on Wednesday, March 29.
Chief Executive and Returning Officer Elma Murray said: “Today marks an important day in the countdown to the beginning of the local elections.
“I would urge anyone that intends to stand as a local Councillor to complete the nomination pack as soon as possible and not later than 4pm on 29 March.”
Following Boundary Commission changes, residents across North Ayrshire will be voting for 33 Councillors – an additional three elected members - across 10 Electoral Wards.
Election Day takes place from 7am-10pm on 4 May and Irvine’s Portal Leisure Centre will stage the electronic counting of votes the following day.
If you haven’t already registered to vote, go to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact the Electoral Registration Officer on 01292 612221
The last day you can register to vote in these Elections is Monday 17 April 2017.