Elections and voting
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Upcoming elections / ballots
European Parliamentary Election
On 23 May 2019 voters in the UK will vote for our representatives in the European Parliament. Seventy three MEPs are to be elected to the 12 electoral regions in the UK. Scotland is one electoral region and will elect 6 members to the European Parliament.
Cairngorm National Park Authority Elections
Elections were held on Thursday 21 March 2019 to elect one member for each of the 5 Wards of the Cairngorm National Park Authority Elections. Results can be found on the Highland Councils webpage
Recent elections / ballots
A by-election for the Highland Ward to elect one Councillor was held on 19 April 2018. The count took place on Friday 20 April and John Duff, Scottish Conservative & Unionist, was elected as Councillor. More details of the results can be found on the by-election results page of this website.
- Notice of By-Election [71Kb]
- Situation of Polling Places [13Kb]
- Notice of Poll [61Kb]
- Notice of Election Agents [122Kb]
The results of recent elections/Referendum, including the results from the UK Parliamentary General Election held in June 2017, can be found on our election results page.
Community Council elections
Elections for Community Councils are held every 4 years. The most recent elections in Perth and Kinross took place on 5 November 2015. For more information, including the results, visit the Community Council elections and by-elections page of this website.
Fifth Review of Local Government Electoral Arrangements
The Local Government Boundary Commission Scotland published recommendations for councillor numbers in each of Scotland's 32 council areas, and the number and boundaries of wards for the election of those councillors, on 26 May 2016. The Commission's recommendations for the Perth & Kinross Council area were approved by Scottish Ministers on 15 September 2016.
2018 Review of UK Parliament Constituencies
The next phase of a consultation by the Boundary Commission for Scotland on its initial proposals for UK Parliament Constituencies in Scotland is now open and will close on 11 December 2017. The purpose of this consultation is to allow you to review and respond to the Revised Proposals which have been drafted following the previous consultation exercises. Members of the public can get further information and submit their views on the Commission's interactive portal at www.bcs2018.org.uk
Further information can be found on the Commission's website.
More information about local government and other elections is available from the Electoral Commission, and from the external websites listed above.