By-election Perth City South

A by-election to elect one member to the vacancy in the Perth City South Ward of Perth & Kinross Council will be held on 23 November 2017.

About this election

Local Government (Council) elections are operated under the icon Single Transferable Vote (STV) system [109Kb]. Voters use numbers to mark their ballot paper ranking candidates in preferential order.

Due to a resignation there is one vacancy in the Perth City South Ward of Perth & Kinross Council. More details about the ward, and other elected members can be found on the Councillors page of this website.

Statutory notice and election timetables

Registering to vote

If you are already registered to vote, and on the electoral register in Perth and Kinross at an address in the Perth City South Ward, then you need do nothing more just now.

If you need to register to vote, update your name, address, or other details on the electoral register, change your voting preferences, e.g. whether you vote in person or by post, then please visit Your registration will be confirmed in writing to you when successful.

If you wish to speak to someone in the local office, please contact the Tayside Valuation Joint Board.

Postal and proxy voting

If you are away from home or can't get to your polling station on polling day, you can apply for a postal vote, or appoint a proxy (someone you trust to vote on your behalf).

Information for Candidates

Information about what Councillors do and what is expected of a Councillor is available on the website. A series of induction notebooks for prospective Councillors has also been published on the site.

The Electoral Commission has also produced  guidance for candidates and agents about:

  • standing as a candidate
  • spending and donations
  • the election campaign
  • attending electoral events
  • after the declaration of results.

Candidates standing for election as a Councillor in Perth and Kinross, may also find the following links of interest: