Local Government Elections 4th May 2017

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An introduction to elections

Argyll and Bute Council administers all local, national and European elections in the area. There are four standard types of elections:

  • Local (Council)
  • Scottish Parliamentary (Constituency and List)
  • Parliamentary (Westminster) and
  • European

In addition to these, By-elections will be held if a Councillor, MP or MSP dies or resigns. Special Elections such as referendums are also held occasionally. Community Council Elections are run every four years with By-elections being held annually.

Upcoming and recent Elections and Ballots



5 May 2016

Scottish Parliamentary Elections

2 June 2016 Oban North and Lorn By-election
23 June 2016 Referendum on the European Union
10 November 2016 Community Council By-election
17 March 2017 Crofting Commission Elections.

4 May 2017

Scottish Local Government Elections

Ways to vote

Are you registered to vote?
To take part in elections and referenda, you must be registered to vote. 
Register to vote now
you can also register by FREEPHONE on 0800 980 0470.


Recent by-elections

Contact the Election Office

If you have any queries please contact the Election Team who will be happy to help:

Argyll and Bute Council Election Office
PA31 8RT

Telephone: 01546 603264
Email: Elections@argyll-bute.gov.uk