Nomination, Voting and Eligibility.

Anyone wishing to be nominated as a member of a community council in a Community Council Election must fully complete a current nomination form in writing and return it to the Inverclyde Council. The nomination form and information on how to return and and when to return it by will be given on page relating to the particular election.

Nomination forms are available for download by those wishing to be nominated as a member of a Community Council on the page of this website relating to the particular election.

Anyone seeking nominatation:
- must reside in and be named on the electoral register for the Community Council area;
- must be at least sixteen years old; and
- must not be elected to serve on Inverclyde Council, the Scottish Parliament, the UK Parliament or the European Parliament.

The nominations forms must be completed and signed by the nominee, and also by both a porposer and a secoder.

Anyone wishing to act as a proposer or seconder on a nomination form:
- must reside in and be named on the electoral register for the Community Council area;
- must be at least sixteen years old; and
cannot propose more than one candidate or second more than one candidate.

If you wish to seek nomination, act as a proposer or act as a seconder and you are not on registered on the electoral register, you can register by contacting the local Electoral Registration Officer on the details shown on the Contacts section of this page.

Once the period for nominations has closed:

  • if the number of validly nominated candidates is more than maximum number of members for a Community Council, then the election is contested and a ballot will be arranged by Inverclyde Council, in consultation with the Community Council, to allow local residents to elect members, and information will be made available on the page of this website relating to the particular election;
  • if the number of validly nominated candidates more than the maximum number of members for a Community Council but is not less then half that maximum number, then the election is uncontested and the validly nominated candidates are declared members of the Community Council; and
  • if the number of validly nominated candidates is not less then half that maximum number of members for a Community Council, then that Community Council is not established/retained at the election.

The maximum numbers of members for a Community Council is shown in the Notice of Election which can be found on the Notices page of this website relating to the particular community council election.

Anyone wishing to vote in a ballot:
- must reside in and be named on the electoral register for the Community Council area; and
- must be at least sixteen years old.

If you have any questions about nomination, voting or eligibility, feel free to contact the Community Council Liaison on the details shown on this page.

Page last updated: 8 August 2019