Community Council Elections 2023 - Postal Ballots To Take Place
10th October 2023
Following the close of the withdrawal period today at 12 noon (Tuesday 10 October 2023), an election will be held for the 10 contested community councils across Highland.
The contested community councils are:
Bettyhill, Strathnaver and Altnaharra
Croy and Culloden Moor
Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Achnacarry
Wester Loch Ewe
Ballot papers are being posted out second class on Tuesday 31 October 2023.
Candidates were invited to submit a statement to support their candidacy which will be published online at the community council elections section of the Council's website: www.highland.gov.uk/ccelections when the ballot papers are being dispatched.
The deadline for returning postal ballot papers is 12noon on Monday 27 November 2023.
The counting of the votes for the contested Community Councils will commence from 2pm on Monday 27 November 2023 and will be broadcast live. Detailed information will be published on the council's website nearer the time.
It is now confirmed that a total of 30 Community Councils across The Highland Council area will not be established as they failed to attract half the maximum membership.
Balintore and Hilton
Cawdor and West Nairnshire
Cromdale and Advie
Dalneigh and Columba
Dornie and District
Grantown On Spey
Muir of Ord
Nairn West and Suburban
Nigg and Shandwick
Stromeferry and Achmore
The next opportunity for nominations to be made to those Community Council's will be in January 2024.
116 Community Councils have now formed without requiring a ballot.