How do I become a Councillor?

When there is to be a poll, Notices of Election are displayed. This notice gives details of the electoral area; date and time of the election; the number of councillors to be elected and the date and time for sending in nomination papers.

Contact Electoral Services for a nomination pack. This will provide you with all the forms and information necessary to become a candidate, however, the timetable is short so you need to act quickly.

After the close of nominations if there are more candidates than vacancies, a poll will be held for electors to vote. However, if the number of candidates and vacancies are the same, there will be no poll and the candidates are elected unopposed.